BY MAX MCDONALD
FARWELL – The Beaverton girls traveled to Farwell Monday night for a Jack Pine Conference game with the Eagles. Farwell entered the contest with a 4-4 record and had beaten the Beavers in the first meeting back in January. Three of the last four Beaverton games have been canceled due to inclement weather so it was nice to see the team back on the court.
Beaverton was able to hang with Farwell early trailing 12-9 at the end of the first quarter. By trying to run with every defensive rebound they forced Farwell into multiple reaching and holding fouls. The Beavers were shooting 1 and 1 at the free throw line by the end of the first quarter. With a little more luck at the line they may have held an early lead.
Farwell was able to stretch their 24-16 halftime lead when they went on a 7-2 run to open the third quarter. The lead had grown to 13 by the end of the third before Beaverton went on a run of their own cutting the deficit to nine midway through the fourth quarter. With time running out and the Beavers trying to force the offense Farwell caused several turnovers to make the final score of 53-33 somewhat deceiving.
Averie Bassage led the Beavers with nine points. Taylor Inscho had seven and Kaitlynn Maxwell six. With the loss Beaverton falls to 1-8 in the conference. Weather permitting they are back in action tonight with a home game against Clare and Thursday night at Roscommon. Only the varsity team will play Thursday night in Roscommon.