Farmington wins OT thriller, punches ticket to semis

Fourth-seeded Farmington is headed back to the state semifinals for the first time since 1989 and the third time in program history as the Tigers survived an overtime thriller versus #5 Woodsville, 55-47, on Friday night in quarterfinal action of the Division IV state tournament.

Farmington advances to the semifinals to take on undefeated top seed Littleton on Tuesday night at 7:30 pm at Bedford High School.

The Tigers came ready to play as they jumped out to a 12-7 lead after one quarter of action and later led 22-16 at the half. Sophomore Anna Cardinal poured in eight points in the 3rd quarter alone, including 2 threes, for Farmington as the home team took a 34-29 lead to the 4th.

The Engineers weren’t done, however. Woodsville would erase an 8-point deficit, 39-31, to force overtime at 45-45.

The four-minute overtime frame to determine a trip to the final four belonged to the Tigers. Farmington outscored the Engineers, 10-2, in the extra session to come away with the big win in front of a packed crowd. The Tigers were just 10-22 (45.5%) from the free throw line in regulation, but went 4-6 in OT to help secure the win.

Madi Ricker led the Tigers with 15 points, while Cardinal (14), Shaylee DiPrizio (13) and Zoey Johnson (9) were all key contributors as well. Woodsville was paced by a game-high 17 points from Makayla Walker and 14 from Paige Royer.

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