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Lady Indians lose pair of games

Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:42 am

Van-Far and Mark Twain girls basketball players gather for a prayer before their game last Friday night.

Van-Far’s defense allowed more than 60 points in two EMO Conference losses last week for the Lady Indians.
They started the week with a competitive game against Van-Far alumni Joe Basinger and his Montgomery County Wildcats.
After leading by two points at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Wildcats rallied to put Van-Far down four at halftime.
Montgomery County pushed their lead to seven heading into the fourth quarter before winning the game, 61-53, at the free throw line.
Leading scorer Jordan Garner fouled out in the fourth quarter in a game that featured 49 fouls.
Van-Far missed 12 free throws in the loss.
“With 49 fouls called, we obviously got into foul trouble, which didn’t help us either,” said Van-Far head coach Kelly Borchert.
Garner led Van-Far with 20 points, six rebounds, two steals, and two assists. She made all nine of her free throws.
Jayle Jennings tallied 16 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and two steals; Katie Elzea had six points, eight rebounds, one steal, and one assist; Alivia Graddy added six points and seven rebounds; Morgan McDowell scored five points and two rebounds; Alex Connaway had two rebounds and one steal; while Reaghan Case had one rebound and one assist.
The Lady Indians finished their week with a tough 62-46 loss to Mark Twain on Courtwarming.
Mark Twain jumped out to a 21-16 first quarter lead before pushing their lead to 13 at halftime. The Lady Indians were then outscored 28-25 in the second half of 16-point loss. Garner scored 14 points, seven rebounds, two steals, and one assist; Case had 14 points, four rebounds, and one steal; Jennings tallied eight points, eight rebounds, one steal, and one assist; Elzea scored four points, six rebounds, two steals, and two assists; Panna Connaway scored three points and one assist; Graddy scored two points and one rebound; Gina Clause had one point and three rebounds; and McDowell had one steal.