Van-Far head coach Kelly Borchert had hoped her team could play its way into the Consolation Championship last week in the Madison Tournament.
Unfortunately, her squad struggled in the semifinals, managing to score just seven points in a loss to Salisbury, falling 43-7.
They did rally to knock off Salisbury’s JV team, 49-26, to win seventh place to leave Madison with at least one victory.
“This week was not our best,” Borchert said.
“We didn’t handle the ball well or play as a team Wednesday against Salisbury. Friday we started to get back to the team we were before Christmas Break. We moved the ball well and found ways to score besides the three. Our win Friday was definitely a team effort.”
Statistics from the final two games show Jordan Garner leading the team with 13 points, three rebounds, one steal, and one assist.
Jayle Jennings added 12 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and one steal; Reaghan Case had eight points, three rebounds, three assists, and one steal; Alivia Graddy had seven points, two rebounds, and two assists; Alex Connaway scored four points, four assists, three rebounds, and one steal; Gina Clausen had four points and four rebounds; Katie Elzea had one point and one rebound; Alyse Jensen added three rebounds; Morgan McDowell had one steal and one assist; while both Mackenzie Kurz and Annalynn Culwell had one assist.
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