The Van-Far girls basketball team had three tough games last week and managed to pick up one victory.
In Elsberry on Monday night, the Lady Indians jumped out to a 12-5 first quarter lead before pushing their edge to 13 points at halftime.
Van-Far kept control of the game during the final three quarters and cruised to a 48-34 EMO Conference win.
“Hustled and played great team basketball all four quarters,” said Van-Far head coach Kelly Borchert. “We did a great job moving the basketball and driving the lane.”
Jayle Jennings paced the Lady Indians with 16 points, six rebounds, three assists, and one steal; Reaghan Case added 13 points, two rebounds, two assists, and one steal; Jordan Garner tallied 11 points, four rebounds, two assists, and one steal; Morgan McDowell had five points, one rebound, one steal, and one assist; Gina Clausen scored two points, two steals, one rebound, and one assist; Katie Elzea had one point, nine rebounds, and one assist; and Alex Connaway had one assist.
One night later, the Lady Indians trailed 32-19 in the first half to South Shelby.
The Lady Cardinals outscored the Lady Indians 30-20 in the second half and won the game, 62-39.
“On Tuesday, we played a really good South Shelby team, which we did a decent job (handling) the pressure, but they were pretty quick, and defensively that’s where we struggled,” Borchert said.
Jennings led Van-Far in the loss with 12 points, two rebounds, two steals, and two assists while Case added 11 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Garner scored eight points, nine rebounds, two assists, and one steal; Elzea had six points, 11 rebounds, two assists, and one steal; Graddy had two points, three rebounds, and one assist; and McDowell had two assists.
At the end of the week, the Lady Indians hosted Bowling Green in front of a large crowd.
Unfortunately, Van-Far found themselves down 22-11 at the end of the first quarter and trailed by 16 at halftime.
The Lady Indians were outscored 24-17 in the second half as Bowling Green cruised to a 55-32 win.
“…We played a big Bowling Green team and knew we would have to be tough underneath the basket, but ultimately not having some size hurt us,” Borchert said.
Jennings once again led Van-Far with 15 points, six rebounds, four steals, and two assists; Elzea had eight points, five rebounds, and one assist; Garner tallied three points, three rebounds, two steals, and one assist; Case added three points, one rebound, and one assist; McDowell had three points; Graddy had four rebounds; Clausen had two rebounds; and Connaway had one rebound.