Van-Far head girls basketball coach Kelly Orf knew her Van-Far Lady Indians had a tough first round draw in the Class 2, District 6 Tournament with an undefeated Scotland County squad.
Though her team did manage to score 56 points, which was 10 more than Clopton did in the eventual finals game, they were unable pull off the upset.
Van-Far lost the first round game 75-56 to a Scotland County team that went on to beat Clopton, 59-46, to win the championship.
“We played great team basketball the entire game but got ourselves into foul trouble in the third quarter, which hurt us,” Orf said.
“Defensively, we did a great job on the help defense and Jayle Jennings shut down their best player to only six points. We shot the ball well and managed to work the ball inside even though Scotland County was much bigger than us.”
Reaghan Case scored a team-high 18 points in the loss.
Both Jayda Borgmeyer and Jordan Garner had 13 points.
The game was the final one for seniors Alexis DeTienne and Borgmeyer.
“Our seniors Jayda and Lexi will be very missed next year,” Orf said.
“They were our leaders on and off the floor. It has been a pleasure coaching them and watching them improve and grow over these past four years.”
As for the season, Orf was proud of her team improved throughout the season.
“Our record doesn’t show it but we definitely weren’t the same team from last year,” she said.
“We kept improving all season long and played with some of the best teams in the area. We shot the ball better, we pushed the ball down the floor more this year than ever before, and we defended very well for a team that isn’t very big.”