Farmington downs Pittsburg-Canaan

Behind 19 points from 8th grader Shaylee DiPrizio, #4 Farmington defeated #13 Pittsburg-Canaan, 56-50, in first round action of the NHIAA Division IV Girls Basketball State Tournament on Tuesday night.

The Tigers advance to the quarterfinals and will take on #5 Woodsville on Friday at 7:00 pm.

Farmington held the Yellow Jackets to just five 1st-quarter points and led 10-5 after one. Saidy Placey pumped in three 3-pointers and 11 total points in the second for Pittsburg-Canaan to cut the Tiger lead to two at the half, 27-25.

The 3rd quarter belonged to the Tigers and DiPrizio as she poured in nine points to help give FHS a 44-37 lead heading to the final stanza. The seven-point bulge proved to the difference.

For the game, Pittsburg-Canaan managed to get to the free throw line 26 times, but connected on just 15 of the freebies (57.7%).

Zoey Johnson (12) and Madi Ricker (10) also added double-digits for the Tigers, while Anna Cardinal chipped in with 8 points.

Placey led all scorers with 22 points for the Yellow Jackets and Alyvia Jaimes added 10.

Check out the full photo gallery of the action by Heidi Green of Heidi Green Photography…