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Lady Eagles blow out Farson-Eden

Feb 26, 2016 By Randy Tucker Staff Writer

The St. Stephen's girls rolled through the opening round of the Class 1-A West regional at Lander with a runaway 60-25 win over fourth-seeded Farson-Eden out of the Southwest conference.

The win sent the Eagles to the semifinals against second-seeded Little Snake River.

A slow start didn't reflect the lopsided outcome for St. Stephen's.

Farson played even with the 1-A Northwest champions through the opening period.

Kayle Addison scored six for the Eagles, as Farson concentrated on Rachelle Lynch and Trinity Goggles defensively.

That strategy worked until the second period, when Goggles began to roll, hitting eight of her game-high 23 points in the quarter.

Lynch connected on a 3-pointer, as did Lyndsay Harris as the Eagles put up 19 on the board in the period.

St. Stephen's pressure defense forced numerous turnovers and held the Pronghorns to just three points.

Maizee Thorn hit a basket, and McKenzie Reed converted a free throw for Farson's only offense in the second period.

It didn't get much better for Farson in the second half, as St. Stephen's hit the 40-point margin in the fourth period to start the running clock.

Farson's defense played well in limiting the high-scoring Eagles to 60 points on the night.

After Goggles, Lynch tallied 13 and Addison 10 for the Eagles. Cory Griffin led Farson with nine.

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