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Lady Indians split final two games

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 10:29 am

Van-Far’s Alexis DeTienne takes the ball up court against Clopton in the Lady Indians’ home finale last Friday night.

Van-Far’s Alexis DeTienne takes the ball up court against Clopton in the Lady Indians’ home finale last Friday night.

The Van-Far Lady Indians basketball team completed a sweep of Wright City last week after holding on late to defeat the Lady Wildcats, 41-33. Their JV team also beat Wright City by 18 points.
Defensively, Van-Far struggled early as they were outscored 14-12 in the first quarter.
The Lady Indians put things together before halftime as the defense clamped down on Wright City and held them to under 10 points. Meanwhile, the offense put 15 points on the board to take a 27-23 halftime edge.
Both teams struggled in a low scoring 3-0 third quarter. The Lady Indians did just enough late to pick up an eight point victory.
“After the first quarter our defense really started to pick up and they would not outscore us again in the rest of the game,” said Van-Far head coach Kelly Orf said. “We worked the ball around really well, went to the basket strong, and got a lot of putbacks which is something we have struggled with all year. We played good help defense and kept them off the boards.”
Jayda Borgmeyer led Van-Far with 14 points, six rebounds, and five assists while Renee Nelson had a near double-double of 10 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and one steal.
Reaghan Case added nine points, three rebounds, two assists, one block, and one steal; Jayle Jennings had six points, four rebounds, four steals, four assists, and one block; Alexis DeTienne had two points, five assists, and two rebounds; Hailey Hopke added four rebounds and two assists; Gina Clausen added two rebounds and one steal; and Alex Connaway picked up one steal and one rebound.
Falling in finale
The Lady Indians ran into a powerful Clopton team in the home finale last Friday night and lost 54-11 in the final game before districts.
Clopton led 35-3 at halftime and never looked back in their 43-point win.
“Unfortunately in this game we did not play like we have been,” Orf said.
Borgmeyer had four points, five rebounds, one steal, one assist, and one block; Jennings had four points, four rebounds, and one assist; Case had three points; Nelson had four rebounds; Hopke had three rebounds; DeTienne added three rebounds and two steals; Clausen had one rebound;  Connaway had one steal.