It was also telling about the kind of player Farmer is, one who celebrates her teammates' achievements and not her own.
But it is hard to overlook her performance and the effect it had on her team. Farmer scored 18 points, had 5 assists, and added 6 rebounds as the Lions rolled.
"Mia really stepped up. She played a tremendous game," Lions coach Linus McGinty said.
Farmer and O'Hara displayed their dominance early, jumping out to 37-19 halftime lead, with their high-energy defense and intensity on the boards.
The Lions even seemed to grab most of the loose balls, and they had three steals in the first three minutes of the second quarter alone.
Carroll got within nine points with 31/2 minutes remaining in the third quarter, behind another great performance by senior forward Sarah Curran, but that was the closest the game got.
With the win, the Lions (7-4, 3-0), ranked third in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, broke the No. 2 Patriots' seven-game winning streak.
Carroll (7-2, 2-1) hadn't lost since its season opener against Christ the King (N.Y.).
After the game, when asked if she felt as if she had something to prove out there, Farmer threw her head back, laughed, and smiled.
"I just wanted to make a statement saying that O'Hara is a team that competes," Farmer said. "Everyone tries to put us as the underdog, and we are not."
Archbishop Carroll 9 10 11 4 - 34
Cardinal O'Hara 17 20 10 13 - 60
AC: Sarah Curran 16, Kristie Costantino 9, Julia Gantz 3, Lexi Stover 3, Margaret Filippelli 3.
CO: Mia Farmer 18, Rachel Guy 9, Shanice Johnson 8, Libby Lannon 8, Mackenzie Rule 6, Christina Manning 6, Lisa Mintzer 3, Kate Feehery 2.
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