Lady Bulldogs beat Sho-Ban, Clark County
by Daniel Moore
Press Staff Writer
The Rockland High School Lady Bulldogs handily won two games last week, but the big news for the team was that lead scorer Savanah Farr finished a personal goal of scoring 1,000 points in her high school varsity career.
She completed the 1,000 points during a game against Clark County on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Rockland. Officials stopped the game to recognize the achievement. Farr said it was a surprise to her; Coach Vern Nelson said he did not tell her how close she was because he did not want to put more pressure on her or detract from the team’s efforts. Having it be a surprise was great too, he said.
She said she was thankful for her teammates, who gave her opportunities to score, and to Nelson, who worked with her after school on her shooting skills.
“We spent a lot of time working on my shot,” she said.
She met the goal just two minutes into the game against Clark County. Energized by the excitement, the Lady Bulldogs cut loose on Clark County, winning 39-4.
Although Rockland played well, Clark just had trouble getting anything to sink, said Nelson.
Farr scored 15 points, while sister Mesa Farr scored nine. Also scoring were Tiffini Lee with six points, Courtney Petersen with three, Aspen O’Brien and Cierra O’Brien with two, and Stefani McClanahan and Kelsey Glenn with one.
The Farr sisters each had four steals on defense, and Savanah had ten rebounds in the game.
Four nights previous, Rockland played Sho-Ban High School, winning 62-31. A strong first half paved the way for the Bulldog win. The Farr sisters scored 30 of Rockland’s 40 points from the first half, but they were not alone in racking up the points for Rockland.
Savanah Farr scored 25, Mesa Farr scored 10, Aspen O’Brien scored six, Petersen scored five, McClanahan scored five, Kelsey Glenn scored three, Tiffini Lee scored three, Caitlynn Miller scored two, Cierra O’Brien scored two and Janet Lish scored one.
Rockland’s last game is this Wednesday, Jan. 29, against North Gem, in Rockland. The seniors will be honored that night. The team will then be off to the district tournament, beginning Saturday, Feb. 1.
Farr said the team does not want to stop the season with her 1,000 point accomplishment.
“We’re hoping to make it even better,” she said.