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7th grade Indians get two wins

Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm

VANFARThe Van-Far 7th grade boys basketball team helped moved a combined 7th/8th grade record to 11-2 after picking up a dominating 52-12 vcitory over Silex at home last Friday night and beating Elsberry 41-13 on Monday night.
The Indians jumped out to a 17-3 first quarter lead and pushed it to 31-5 at halftime.
Van-Far shut out the Owls in the fourth quarter to cruise to a 40-point victory. Trey Miller scored a team-high 21 points. Caden Wilburn added 13 points, Treyson Culwell scored 10 points, Logan Wilson had six points, and Verlyn Johnson scored two points.
“The kids played extremely well,” said Van-Far head coach Joe Basinger. “They were doing the things they needed to defensively. The pressure really effected them and we were able to capitalize off their turnovers.. Offensively we just did a lot of good things in transition.”
Knocks off Elsberry
The 7th grade boys followed up that win with a 41-13 victory over Elsberry in spite of being without leading scorer Trey Miller.
Treyson Culwell finished with 16 points, Wilburn had eight points, Wilson added six points, both Riley Culwell and Johnson had four points, Dillion Minor added two points, and Devin Fleming scored one point.
“I thought we played really well,” Basinger said. “It was a confidence boost for some of the kids who stepped up and took care of some of those roles.”