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Lady Indians pick up home win over Louisiana

Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 11:35 am

Van-Far’s Mackenzie Kurz goes up for a shot.

Van-Far’s Mackenzie Kurz goes up for a shot.

After suffering two early losses to start the season, the Van-Far Lady Indians were hoping an appearance at home would help them find the win column.
Fortunately, they overcame a slow start against Louisiana and cruised to a 57-26 victory.
After the sluggish start, the Lady Indians outscored Louisiana 43-17 in the final three quarters.
“The girls looked good pushing the ball up and down the floor,” said Van-Far head coach Kelly Orf. “Everyone chipped in on the win and it was a nice way to wrap up the week.”
Jordan Garner scored a team-high 18 points with five rebounds and one steal.
Reaghan Case also scored in double figures with 12 points, five rebounds, and three steals while Jayda Borgmeyer tallied nine points, six rebounds, three steals, and one assist.
Jayle Jennings had seven points, four steals, three rebounds, and two assists; Alexis DeTienne added five points, four steals, two rebounds, and one steal; Gina Clausen chipped in two points and three rebounds; and Mackenzie Kurz had two points and one rebound. Katie Elzea had one steal and one assist while Morgan McDowell had one assist.
Losing to South Callaway
Earlier in the week, the Lady Indians jumped out to an early 13-11 lead before the Lady Bulldogs outscored them 14-4 before halftime to go up seven.
South Callaway pushed their edge to 11 points when the Lady Indians rallied late, only to lose 50-42.
“We handled their pressure well and stayed under control,” Orf noted. “Our rebounding is what ultimately hurt us. We played great team basketball both offensively and defensively.”
Case led the Lady Indians with 12 points and two rebounds while Jennings added 10 points, nine rebounds, and five steals.
Borgmeyer added nine points, four rebounds, two steals, and  two assists; McDowell had two points and one steal; and Elzea had one rebound.
Opening loss to Western
The Lady Indians opened their season with a game against Western from Barry, Illinois.
They were outscored 17-4 in the first quarter and never could rally in a tough 53-30 loss.
“We came out slow in the first quarter but started to improve as the game went on,” Orf said. “Western was an all-around great team and it was nice to see us keep fighting the whole game after a not so hot first quarter.”
Borgmeyer had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Jennings added four points, three rebounds, one steal, one assist, and one block; Elzea had four points, three rebounds, and one block; Garner added four points and three rebounds; Case tallied two points, two rebounds, and one assist; McDowell had two points, two steals, one rebound, and one assist; and Clausen had one rebound.