Van-Far JH boys get big wins
The Van-Far 7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams each pulled out big victories over North Callaway.
The 7th grade team led the Thunderbirds 17-13 at halftime before holding on late for the 40-32 victory.
Trey Miller led the Indians with a double-double of 14 points and 16 rebounds. Dillion Minor added a double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Treyson Culwell scored seven points after making 5-of-6 free throws in the final quarter.
Caden Wilburn had six points and Logan Wilson scored two points.
The Indians outrebounded the Thurnderbirds, 48-24.
“We just pounded the boards and that’s basically what happened,” said Van-Far head coach Joe Basinger. “I was really proud of the kids’ effort. They played defense really well.”
The 8th grade Indians won their game 40-30 after outscoring North Callaway 25-12 in the second half.
“We started out really good,” Basinger said. “We spread the floor and took advantage of our ball handling ability and took it to the rim…we made some adjustments at halftime to counter their zone a little bit.”
Van-Far was down by nine points in the third quarter before ending on an 11-2 run. A put-back at the buzzer tied the game. Van-Far made 9-of-12 free throws in the fourth to seal the win. Lathyn McMorris hit a big 3-pointer in the final minutes.
Josh Hodde scored 15 points, McMorris added 14 points, Brayden Christian had 10 points, and Colten Jensen scored one point.