Rockets blast struggling Faribault

hurt, michael

FARIBAULT — It figured to be no match between Rochester John Marshall and Faribault.

That certainly held true. Powerful JM blasted struggling Faribault 74-47 in the Big Nine Conference boys basketball game Thursday night.

JM built a 43-25 halftime lead, then emptied its bench in the second half. The Rockets upped their record to 3-0 in the Big Nine and 3-1 overall. Faribault is 0-4, 0-6.

The Rockets had 11 players score.

"I thought our bench seemed to give us a spark tonight with the energy they brought into the game," JM coach Kirk Thompson said.


Michael Hurt led JM with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Deonte Moore had 12 points and seven assists, and Ngor Barnaba had nine points, 10 rebounds and four steals.

Both teams finished with seven 3-pointers.

John Marshall 74, Faribault 47


Adam Herzog 0, Ali Mohamed 0, Brady Tuckner 6, D'Angelo Tines 6, Deonte Moore 12, DJ Hardin 0, Emerson Gonyea 2, Josh Mattison 6, Josh Milligan 0, Kevin Byrne 0, Kyle Dahlstrom 6, Kyle Gossman 8, Michael Hurt 15, Ngor Barnaba 9, Ross Faber 2, Sam Moen 2.

Other stats:Moore 7 assists; Hurt 10 rebounds, 4 blocks; Barnaba 10 rebounds, 4 steals.


Nash Bauer 12, Kade Hart 5, Joe Hoisington 1, Devin Jandro 2, Kallan Hart 13, Nate Emge 14.


Halftime:JM 43, FAR 25.

Free throws:JM 9-14, FAR 8-14.

Three-point goals: JM7 (Gossman 2, Hurt 1, Tines 2, Mattison 2), FAR 7 (Bauer 4, Hart 1, Emge 2).

Farmington too much for Century

FARMINGTON — Century was no match for powerful Farmington on Thursday night, falling 58-39 in the boys non-conference basketball game.

Farmington stretched its record to 4-1 overall, while Century fell to 3-3.

"Farmington is an athletic team and they were more physical than we were," Panthers coach Joe Ohm said. "We couldn't get much going on offense. And we didn't take anything away from them defensively."

Farmington, which also beat John Marshall this season and fell in overtime to Lakeville North — a pair of Section 1AAAA powers — shot 56 percent from the field.


The Tigers led 37-15 at intermission. Century's Brandon Bocanegra, who finished with 17 points, had 12 of them in the first half.

CJ Fritcher had seven points and nine rebounds for Century.

Farmington had three players in double figures.

Farmington 58, Century 39


Alex Beise 0, Ben Farley 0, Brandon Bocanegra 17, Brandon Ritz 4, Chase Eder 4, Cj Fritcher 7, Jamial Brown 0, Eli Anderson 3, Jonathan Dicke 2, Ross Luinenberg 0, Nick Smith 0, Josh Calvert 0, Sam Schwanberg 2.

Other stats:Fritcher 9 rebounds.



Johnny Dittman 8, Mac Bassett 10, Tyler Vanwinkle 4, Eli Rockett 14, Zach Speikers 13, Nick Varner 6, Wyatt Ferm 3.

Halftime:FARM 37, CENT 15.

Free throws:CENT 5-12, FARM 7-13.

Three-point goals:CENT 4 (Fritcher 1, Bocanegra 3), FARM 5 (Dittman 2, Speikers 3).

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