Van-Far head girls basketball coach Blake Logan was hoping his team might find the win column in a matchup with a struggling Mark Twain squad in Center last Friday night. Unfortunately, his squad was unable to finish off their 16-0 rally in the fourth quarter and lost 49-43 to the Lady Tigers. Van-Far had early foul trouble and was plagued by 19 turnovers in the loss.
“We’re still not using our heads as far as going after loose balls (and picking up silly fouls),” Logan said. “(As for turnovers) we can’t win games with that many turnovers. We’re getting in too much of a hurry, speeding ourselves up too much, or we’re too timid. We have to find that fine line; a happy medium…”
Both teams struggled offensively as they combined to make just 13-of-47 shots from the field in the first half. Mark Twain made a shot at the buzzer before halftime to put the Lady Tigers up 22-12. The Lady Indians fell behind by 16 points in the third quarter before starting a 16-0 run that ended in the fourth.
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