Just a couple of weeks ago, the Van-Far Lady Indians lost a disappointing game to Mark Twain by 14 points.
Fortunately, Van-Far drew the No. 4 seed in the Class 2, District 5 Tournament and got an opportunity for revenge against the Lady Tigers in the postseason.
Van-Far’s defense held Mark Twain to seven points or less in each of the first two quarters as the Lady Indians picked up a big 53-45 win.
Their semifinals game against No. 1 seed Clopton came after press time on Tuesday night.
“We played a really great game in the first round of districts,” said Van-Far head coach Kelly Borchert.
“Our defense looked better than it has all year. We rebounded well and pushed the ball down the floor. We read the defense well and attacked the basket.”
Up 19-13 at halftime, the Lady Indians outscored Mark Twain by two points in the second half to hold on for the eight point win.
Jordan Garner led Van-Far with 18 points, nine rebounds, four steals, and three assists.
Jayle Jennings had 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and one steal; Haley Baskett had nine points, nine rebounds, and three assists; Panna Connaway scored six points, three rebounds, three assists, and one steal; Dana Keller had five points, five assists, and two rebounds; Aubrey Bunge had two points and three rebounds; while Alyse Jensen had one assist.