Van-Far’s coaching staff led by Sarah Asbury, Lady Indians’ senior Kambrie Hartsell, and Community R-VI players Paige Curtis and Paige Harris teamed together for this year’s EMO Senior Showcase held Friday, March 22 at North Callaway High School.
The members of the Dark Team gave the White Team all they could handle before falling 56-54.
Community R-VI’s Paige Harris nearly converted a four-point play early in the game during a 6-0 run. Her teammate Paige Curtis scored five points in the half while Hartsell scored two points to keep the game tied at 26 entering halftime.
Bowling Green’s Kelsey Scherder scored 10 of her team-high 17 points in the first half while Bowling Green’s Caitlyn McClain paced the White Team with 11 first-half points.
The White Team nearly pulled away halfway through the second half when Hartsell paced the squad with seven points during a four minute stretch to keep the lead at five points.
Unfortunately, the Dark Team put together a 9-0 run behind McClain’s four points late in the half.
With 24.1 seconds left in the game, the Lady Bobcats’ Courtney Kadlac nearly converted a 3-point play for the final points, giving the Dark Team a two-point victory.
Paige Curtis finished the game with 11 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, one block, and one assist while Paige Harris had seven points, two rebounds, and two assists.
Hartsell tallied nine points and three rebounds.
The Dark Team roster also included Clopton’s Amanda Klopcic; Bowling Green’s Kelsey Scherder; Mackenzie Yager and Danielle Schmidt of Montgomery County; and Silex’s Lindsey Barnhart.
White Team members included Silex’s Kimmy Duggan and Natalie Fleming; Elsberry’s Krista Dye; Montgomery County’s Mikayla Yager; Courtney Kadlac and Caitlyn McClain of Bowling Green; Clopton’s Joy Yates; and Silex coach Robert James.
Six players participated in the 3-point contest, none of them being from either Van-Far or Community R-VI.
Clopton’s Amanda Klopcic won the title after scoring seven points. She then beat Clopton’s Hank Owens in a battle of the sexes shootout, 5-4.
During halftime of the game, $125 was raised through an auction for an autographed basketball.