Van-Far’s girls basketball team ran into a pair of tough opponents in last week’s Palmyra Tournament and found themselves on the losing end of both games. The Lady Indians first lost to Clark County by 25 points before falling in the Consolation Semifinals by 37 to Canton.
“We had a tough week at the Palmyra Tournament,” said Van-Far head coach Kelly Borchert. “The Palmyra Tournament brings some good competition and we did arise to the occasion as a team. The girls and I know we need to be firing on all cylinders to win and we are hoping that we will be in the Bowling Green Tournament.”
In the first round, the Lady Indians took on Clark County and were down 26-9 at the end of the first quarter. Clark County led by 17 at halftime before outscoring the Lady Indians 25-17 in the second half to win the game, 63-38. Reaghan Case led Van-Far with 12 points, one rebound, one steal, and one assist while Jordan Garner tallied 10 points, three rebounds, and two assists.
Jayle Jennings had nine points, four rebounds, three steals, and one assist; Katie Elzea added five points, four rebounds, and one steal; Alivia Graddy had two points, three rebounds, and one steal; Alex Connaway tallied two rebounds and two assists; Alyse Jensen had two rebounds; and Morgan McDowell added one rebound. Against Canton, the Lady Indians quickly fell behind by 10 points at the end of the first quarter.
Canton pushed the lead to 22 at halftime before cruising to a 60-23 victory.
Jennings tallied 11 points, four rebounds, one steal, and one assist; Garner had three points, six rebounds, and one steal; Case tallied three points, four rebounds, and one steal; Elzea had three points and three rebounds; Graddy chipped in three points, two rebounds, and two steals; Connaway had two rebounds and one steal; while Gina Clausen had two rebounds.