Farmington tops Bobcats in league opener

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Berryville coach Brent Compton believes if his team can hold an opponent to 50 points or fewer, the Bobcats have a pretty good chance to win.

Unfortunately for Compton and the Bobcats, it didn’t work out that way last Friday in their 4A-1 conference opener against Farmington.

Led by 35 points from sophomore guard Layne Taylor, Farmington rallied to Berryville 50-41 at Bobcat Arena.

“We should be able to win games if the other team scores 50, if we’re doing our part,” Compton said.

Compton said Berryville made some mistakes that cost it the game.

“It was really physical,” he said. “We just had some breakdowns on the boards. They got some key offensive rebounds on us.”

Berryville led 22-21 at halftime and maintained its lead for most of the third quarter before Farmington took a 31-29 lead.

“Farmington started fast,” Compton said. “We held our composure and led for almost three quarters. Once they took the lead … the way we had to guard them, when they got the lead in the fourth quarter and decided to hold it, we had to change our entire game plan defensively, and I knew we were in trouble at that point.”

Senior guard Kade Davidson led Berryville with 16 points, while senior center Weston Teague added 11.

Compton said the loose officiating hurt his team.

“I thought the game was allowed to be played a little too physical, which hurt us a little bit, especially inside,” he said. “Sometimes the officials allow teams to get up under Weston and shove him all over the place. Where we should have an advantage, it was taken away from us and I was really disappointed in the way that was allowed to happen.”

Girls

Farmington 62, Berryville 26

Farmington raced to a 29-10 halftime lead and went on to defeat Berryville. The Lady Cardinals outscored Berryville 26-14 in the third quarter.

Junior guard Hannah Youngblood led Berryville with seven points.

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