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Lady Indians fall in home opener

Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Van-Far’s Jayda Borgmeyer dribbles the ball up court against South Callaway.

Van-Far’s Jayda Borgmeyer dribbles the ball up court against South Callaway.

The Van-Far Lady Indians struggled in their home opener with turnovers and fell to South Callaway 46-20 last Tuesday night.
Van-Far turned the ball over 20 times in the first half and 30 times in the game.
Offensively, the Lady Indians took just 27 shots and made six of them while South Callaway made 16-of-56 from the field.
Van-Far also made just 3-of-12 free throws.
In spite of the struggles, Van-Far head coach Kelly Orf was proud of her team’s intensity level.
“The girls came out and played hard,” she said. “Our biggest issue in this game was our ball handling skills. We tunred the ball over too many times which really hurt us in the long run. Overall, however, we were able to execute our plays and played pretty  good defense.”
South Callaway opened the game on an 8-0 run before Ciara Craven scored her only basket of the game.
Trailing 15-3 at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Indians were unable to get any closer before halftime after the Lady Bulldogs’ 13-0 run.
Van-Far trailed 37-11 at halftime.
Haven Atkinson scored six of her team-high nine points in the second half but it wasn’t enough in the 26-point loss.
Atkinson also had three rebounds and one assist.
Jayda Borgmeyer had two points, two rebounds, one steal, and one assist; Breanna Strange had two points, four rebounds, and one steal; Craven had two points, one steal, one rebound, and one assist; Brooke Johnson had one point, nine rebounds, and one steal; Renee Nelson tallied two points, eight rebounds, and one assist; Kayelee Harrower had two points and three rebounds; Abilene Gatson had five rebounds and one assist; and Chevi Windland had one rebound, one steal, and one assist.