The Van-Far Lady Indians lost a pair of games at last week’s Bowling Green Tournament.
In the Consolation semifinals, the Lady Indians lost a heartbreaker to Silex, 39-38. Van-Far trailed 7-4 early but dominated the Lady Owls in the second quarter 12-2 for a 16-9 halftime edge.
After Silex closed the gap in the third quarter to five points, the Lady Owls took advantage of poor Van-Far free throw shooting to win the final quarter 18-12 for the one point win. The Lady Indians made just 3-of-16 free throws in the loss.
“We played great team basketball which is something we have really struggled doing over the past few weeks,” said Van-Far head coach Kelly Orf. “We fought hard all four quarters and never gave up the entire game. We were 3-for-16 from the line, which ultimately cost us the game. Coach Cashman and myself were unbelievably proud of the teamwork and heart these girls showed and are so excited to see them play the way we knew they could. If we keep this up we will definitely see some victories these last few weeks of the season.”
Reaghan Case led Van-Far with 15 points, four steals, three rebounds, two assists, and one block while Jordan Garner added nine points and two steals.
Alexis DeTienne had seven points, two rebounds, two steals, and one assist; Jayda Borgmeyer had four points, seven rebounds, three steals, and two assists; Jayle Jennings had three points, eight rebounds, four assists, and two steals; Renee Nelson tallied two assists, one rebound, and one steal; and Hailey Hopke had one rebound.
Bowling Green loss
In the first round, the Lady Indians were dominated by the host Bowling Green Lady Bobcats, 46-16.
Van-Far scored two points or less in two quarters and never scored more than seven points in any quarter of the game.
Bowling Green led 23-8 at halftime before cruising to the 30-point win.
Garner scored four points, six rebounds, two steals, and one assist while Jennings had three points and three rebounds.
Borgmeyer tallied two points, six rebounds, and two assists; Morgan McDowell had two points and one steal; Nelson had two points and one rebound; DeTienne had one point and one steal; Case added five rebounds; Gina Clausen had two assists and one rebound; and both Mackenzie Kurz and Panna Connaway had one rebound.