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story.lead_photo.caption MARK HUMPHREY ENTERPRISE-LEADER Farmington senior Xavier Staten gets to the rim for an easy score during Jan. 30 action versus Providence Academy. The Patriots downed the Cardinals, 46-25.

FARMINGTON -- Last season with leading scorer Matt Wilson on the bench his teammates outscored Providence Academy 18-10 over an 8:13 span, but this year was a different story.

With Wilson graduated and now playing at Delta State the Cardinals struggled to score losing to the Patriots, 46-25, in a forgetful game Jan. 30 at Cardinal Arena.

"That's the lowest output we ever had since I've been coaching here," said Farmington coach Beau Thompson. "You couldn't win a game at the 4A level scoring 25 points, you sure won't win one in 5A. Nothing worked. We tried to spread it out and find the lanes. We tried to go high-low. Until somebody makes a shot it doesn't matter what we do. Right now, we're just a frustrated basketball team."

Jaylen Montez led the Cardinals with 9 points. No Cardinal had more than two field goals. Farmington managed a mere six points over the middle two quarters. Thompson went deep into his bench, but the offense simply wasn't there on this night.

"We were not consistent at the free throw line (5-of-10). We were not consistent beyond the 3-point arc. It's tough to win like that," Thompson said. "This time of year you should know where your points are going to come from. Right now we don't have a clue. We'll play better or we won't play very long."

Riley Fox scored 13, and Matiss Sivins had 10 for Providence Academy.

Providence Academy 46, Farmington 25

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Providence (17-9): Riley Fox 5 2-2 13, Matiss Sivins 4 0-0 10, Coleman Wheeler 4 0-0 8, J.D. Siemens 2 3-4 8, Vanja Glisic 2 0-0 4, Adam Philip 1 0-0 3. Totals 18 5-9 46.

Farmington (17-5): Jaylen Montez 2 4-6 9, Xavier Staten 2 0-0 4, Cody Parrish 2 0-0 4, Skyler Montez 1 1-2 3, Jackson Mckinley 1 0-0 3, Jacob Gray 1 0-0 2, Peyton Maxwell 0 0-2 0. Totals 9 5-10 25.

3-Point Goals -- Providence Academy 5 (Sivins 2, Fox, Philip, Siemens). Farmington 2 (Jaylen Montez, Mckinley).

Greenwood 54, Farmington 43

Farmington led 14-13 at the end of the first quarter and 24-22 at halftime, but fell behind 39-33 at the close of the third quarter. The Cardinals closed to within 45-43, with an 8-2 run, but Greenwood closed out the game on a 9-0 run. Jordan Sheppard and Zane Harmon each scored 17 points for Greenwood. Jaylen Montez (11 points), and Payton Maxwell (10) scored in double figures for the Cardinals.



Farmington (6-16, 0-7): Jaylen Montez 11, Peyton Maxwell 10, Skyler Montez 8, Jacob Gray 6, Xavier Staten 4, Cade Killion 2, Whitmore 2.

Greenwood (11-10, 6-2): Jordan Sheppard 17, Zane Harmon 17, Neil Rice 5, Holt 5, Easton Barrett 4, Jack Gaston 4, Connor O'Bryan 2.

Sports on 02/07/2018

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