Van-Far’s varsity girls basketball team jumped out to an early lead over Wright City but couldn’t hold on for a victory, falling 26-24 in the squad’s Courtwarming game Friday, February 1.
The Lady Indians were up by eight after a 10-2 first-quarter run to kick off the game but were held to just two points in the second quarter while Wright City chopped the Lady Indians edge to one point by halftime.
Van-Far won the third quarter 6-4 but fell late in the fourth for a three-point loss.
Brooke Johnson led with 17 points and five rebounds; Kambrie Hartsell followed with three points; Annaliese Hubert had two points; and Katelyn Allen had two points. Breanna Strange had eight rebounds
The Lady Indians were 4-for-12 from the field in the first half and 1-for-2 from the line.
Van-Far made just one of 14 shots from the field in the second quarter while missing both free throws.
Overall, the Lady Indians were 11-for-49 from the field and 1-for-9 from the free throw line.
“I saw a lot of good things come out of the girls this week at different moments,” Van-Far head coach Sarah Asbury said. “The girls played strong against Marion County on Thursday night and fought until the last minute. As a team, I believe we showed the most potential against Marion County on Thursday night. It was a tough loss on Friday night against Wright City, however, I hope the girls will learn from the loss and use it to succeed in the future.”
Falls to Bowling Green
The Lady Indians fell 62-19 to Bowling Green Tuesday, January 29.
Craven and Strange led with seven points each; Allen had three points and Brooke Johnson chipped in two points.
Defeated by Marion County
Marion County knocked off Van-Far 52-28 in the squads’ January 31 bout.
Strange led with 10 points followed by Hartsell with eight points. Allen added eight points with another three points chipped in by Johnson. Hubert had two points.