The Van-Far Lady Indians picked up their first win of the season last week when they knocked off Louisiana, 40-28.
Van-Far led 18-9 at halftime before pulling away in the second half for a 12-point win.
“Our defense looked really good,” said Van-Far head coach Kelly Borchert. “We got quite a few turnovers and our press is starting to come together. Offensively, we did struggle but they do say defense wins games and in our case it sure did.”
Jayle Jennings led the Lady Indians with 22 points, seven rebounds, six steals, four blocks, and one assist while Haley Baskett added nine points and six rebounds.
Panna Connaway had three points, two rebounds, and two steals; Devyn Keller had three points, two rebounds, three steals, and two blocks; Alyse Jensen had one point, five rebounds, and one steal; Annalynn Culwell had one steal; Aubrey Bunge had two points, five rebounds, two steals, and one block; and Abigail Hunn had two rebounds and one steal.
Before knocking off Louisiana, the Lady Indians lost 62-24 to South Callaway.
Van-Far trailed 18-5 at the end of the first quarter before falling big on the Lady Bulldogs’ home court. Jennings led Van-Far with 11 points, three steals, and one rebound. Baskett had five points and four rebounds; Jensen added four points and one steal; Connaway had three points; Kuda scored one point and one rebound; and Keller had four steals, two rebounds, and one assist.
“This season we are looking to do things a little differently on the court and it will take us a little bit to start meshing well together and get all the parts working the way we want them to,” Borchert said. “Hopefully, in the next few weeks, when (Jordan) Garner is back and healthy, we can start putting all the pieces together and really look like the team I know we can be…In both games this week, I will say our bench has done a really nice job coming in and keeping up our momentum.”