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Van-Far girls play hard in tourney

Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 8:47 am

DSC_0461The Van-Far girls basketball team had two large double-digit losses in the tough Bowling Green Tournament last week.
In the first round, the Lady Indians had some success against the press and never stopped playing hard in a tough 64-34 loss to No. 1 seeded Clopton.
“Overall, we played decently against Clopton,” said Van-Far head girls basketball coach Kelly Orf.
“We got beat back on defense and allowed too many layups, but we broke the press and ran our plays fairly well. Clopton is a tough team but I think we held our own against them and we never stopped fighting the entire game.”
Van-Far trailed by just four points at the end of the first quarter but were down 15 at halftime.
Clopton outscored the Lady Indians 31-16 in the second half for the 30-point win.
Breanna Strange had 10 points, six rebounds, and one assist while Jayda Borgmeyer added seven points, two assists, one rebound, and one steal.
Reaghan Case had six points, three rebounds, one steal, and one assist; Alexis DeTienne added four points and one assist; Renee Nelson added three points, two rebounds, and one steal; both Annaliese Hubert and Abilene Gatson scored two points, two rebounds, two assists, and one steal; while both Hailey Hopke and Kayelee Harrower had one rebound and one assist.
In the consolation semifinals, the Lady Indians trailed 15-9 early and were down eight points at halftime before losing to Winfield, 60-33.
“We played fairly well the first half but got ourselves into foul trouble,” Orf said. “The second half we really struggled scoring. To win a game we have to be able to play all four quarters against Winfield; we didn’t do that.”
Hubert had nine points, six rebounds, and one assist while Nelson tallied seven points, four rebounds, and one assist.
Case finished with five points, three rebounds, and one steal; Gatson had four points, six rebounds, and two assists; Borgmeyer tallied three points, three assists, and two rebounds; Janie Swarthout had three points; Strange had two points, five rebounds, two assists, and one steal; DeTienne added one rebound and one steal; and both Harrower and Hopke had one rebound.