Entering the 2nd Annual Moberly Medical Center Shootout without point guard Jayda Borgmeyer, Van-Far head girls basketball coach Kelly Orf knew her squad would need to take care of the ball against Salisbury.
Unfortunately, turnovers and missed free throws hurt the Lady Indians in a 52-17 loss.
“The key to winning is spending more time on offense then the opposing team and (in) our game against Salisbury, we failed to do this,” Orf said.
Van-Far trailed 18-4 at the end of the first quarter and 34-10 at halftime.
Salisbury’s defense held the Lady Indians to just seven second half points to win the game by 35.
Abilene Gatson scored 12 points with six rebounds, two blocks, and one assist.
“Gatson showed great leadership in our game against Salisbury and kept our team going while out on the floor,” Orf said.
Renee Nelson had four points and two rebounds while Kayelee Harrower added one point and one block.
The Van-Far Lady Indians will take on the No. 2 seed Cairo at 7:10 p.m. on Monday, January 5 in the Madison Tournament.
“We will be working hard in practice the rest of the week to get ready for the Madison Tournament next week,” Orf said.