Girls State Basketball: Rosemount upsets Farmington in the Class 4A Quarterfinals

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The Rosemount Irish defeated the Farmington Tigers 52-44, Tuesday evening at East Ridge High School, in the Class AAAA Quarterfinals.


The first half was a defensive battle, low-scoring first half. Farmington was led offensively by senior forward Sophie Hart, who scored ten first-half points for the Tigers.

Rosemount had a more balanced offense in the first half with senior guard Helen Staley, senior guard Ivory Finley, and junior guard Alexa Ratzlaff all with six points for the Irish. Rosemount would lead 23-18 at the half, having never trailed in the first half.

To begin the second half, every time Farmington would make it a one-possession game, Rosemount would have an answer highlighted by a three-point play from Finley to put the Irish up 30-24 with over 12 minutes left in the game.

For Farmington, Peyton Blandin starting getting hot from the three-point line to help keep the Tigers within striking range at 36-31 with 6:58left in the game.

Then, Irish sophomore guard Nicole O’Neil hit a huge three-pointer for Rosemount. Ratzlaff followed with a layup and the Irish were up 42-31 with 3:10 left in the game.

Rosemount would go on to win 52-44. For Farmington, Hart would end with 14 points, while Blandin scored 26 points. For the Irish, Ratzlaff finished with 18, while Finley finished with 13.