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Lady Indians struggle in pair of losses

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Van-Far’s Jayda Borgmeyer controls the ball in the game against Elsberry.

Van-Far’s Jayda Borgmeyer controls the ball in the game against Elsberry.

The Van-Far Lady Indians were hoping to gain some needed momentum last week after failing to win a game in the Madison Tournament one week earlier.
Unfortunately, the Lady Indians dropped a pair of games to Elsberry and South Shelby to continue their recent struggles. At home against Elsberry, Van-Far won the first quarter 13-11 but were outscored 28-26 in the final three quarters for a 37-31 loss.
Reaghan Case led the Lady Indians with nine points, two rebounds, and one assist while Jayda Borgmeyer tallied seven points, four rebounds, and one steal.
Jordan Garner had four points, four rebounds, and two steals; Jayle Jennings had four points, four rebounds, and three steals; Alexis DeTienne added three points, three assists, two steals, and one rebound; Katie Elzea had two points and five rebounds; Alex Connaway had two points and two rebounds; and Gina Clausen added one rebound.
One night later, the Lady Indians were outscored 21-10 in the first quarter against South Shelby and eventually lost the road game, 67-28. Van-Far’s offense scored just eight total points in the second half of their loss.
“We have been in a slump this past week,” said Van-Far head coach Kelly Orf. “Hoping with a small break due to the ice, we come back refreshed and ready to go for the Palmyra Tournament.”
In the loss to South Shelby, Case led the Lady Indians with nine points and one rebound while DeTienne added eight points, one rebound, and one assist.
Jennings had seven points, five rebounds, and one assist; Garner scored three points and two rebounds; Clausen had one point and three rebounds; Elzea added four rebounds and one assist; Borgmeyer tallied five rebounds and two steals; Connaway had one rebound and one steal; and Morgan McDowell had one rebound.