NEW BRITAIN>>After a sluggish first quarter for both teams, Farmington outscored Tolland by 24 in the final three quarters on their way to a quarterfinal win in the CCC tournament, 50-27 at New Britain High School.
Farmington will play E.O. Smith on Monday in the semifinals of the CCC tournament.
Sophie Borg of Farmington scored 14 of her 25 points in the second quarter as the Indians pulled out to a 23-13 halftime lead after just four total shots were made in the first quarter.
“It took us a little while to get started,” Farmington coach Russ Crist said. “I think after the first couple of possessions we settled in defensively.”
Borg, the Indians leading scorer this season, put on a clinic down low scoring a majority of her points from the post position.
“She’s been outstanding, adding a jump shot has really opened things up for her,” Crist said. “She shoots 75 percent from the line; she did a great job overall.”
The Farmington defense held Tolland to five points in the third quarter.
“Our best offense comes from our defense,” Crist said. “We got settled in after the noon start and after trying to get a feel for the game.”
With 3:55 on the clock in the third, Cheray Saunders hit a three and the Indians really started to pour it on, leading by 20 after three. Sam Matteo hit a triple of her own to open up the fourth for Tolland, but only managed nine points in the final quarter.
The Eagles were led by Sarah Allen who opened up the game with a three, the junior finished the game with eight points.