Farmington advances to first semifinal in 23 years

For the first time since 2001, Farmington is headed back to the semifinals of the NHIAA state tournament. The #4 Tigers defeated #5 Holy Family, 61-53, in the quarterfinal round on Thursday night in Farmington.

The Tigers advance to the semifinals and will take on undefeated top-seed Profile on Monday night at Bedford High School at 7:30 pm.

Farmington came out firing as the Tigers poured in 20 1st-quarter points and held a seven-point lead after one. Holy Family battled back to cut the lead to three at the half, 32-29.

It was a tightly contested 3rd quarter and Farmington took a four-point lead to the final frame. In the 4th, the Tigers pumped in 19 points to come away with the eight-point victory.

FHS was led by a balanced offensive attack. Demery Hadges (16 points), Cody Brazee (11) and Preston Berko (10) all had double-digits, while Shawn Murphy and Aiden Place added 9. Dylan Zappala rounded out the scoring with 6. The Griffins were led by 23 points apiece from Gabe Lacasse and Enzo Yonkeu.

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