Week two of the Van-Far Junior High Lady Indians’ season concluded with a second place finish in the Community R-VI tournament.
On Monday, November 18, the Lady Indians faced the Wellsville Lady Tigers for the second time this season. The Lady Indians pulled out a decisive win over the Lady Tigers by a score of 40-25.
A lot of the lady Indians points came from the free throw line. Van-Far pressed from the beginning, but it didn’t seem to cause much of a problem for Wellsville.
At the end of the first quarter, The Lady Indian led 8-5.
Van-Far started to pick up the offense in the second and was able box out the Lady Tigers. At the end of the second, the Lady Indians increased their lead 23-11. After three quarters of play, the Lady Indians led 31-15.
The Lady Indians didn’t give up many shots in the fourth quarter and was able to keep drawing fouls.
“I’m proud of my girls for stepping up and chipping in where needed. We knew we had to put them away early and keep putting up points until the end,” said head coach Allison Allgood.
Jordan Garner was the high scorer with 19 points and six rebounds, and Jayle Jennings added 12 points five rebounds. Reaghan Case had six points and three assists. Gina Clausen ended with three points and four rebounds.
On Tuesday, November 19, the Lady Indians faced St. Joe Lady Crusaders. The Lady Indians won the game, 44-22.
Both teams came out very aggressive on defense. At the end of the first quarter, Van-Far led 11-2. St. Joe really got their offense going in the second and capitalized on the Lady Indians’ mistakes. At the half, the Lady Crusaders cut Van-Fars lead, 25-14.
The Lady Indians turned up the heat up in the third, which caused the Lady Crusaders to turn the ball over several times. At the end of third quarter, Van Far held an 18 point lead. In the fourth, St. Joe gave up some easy shots, allowing Van-Far to move farther ahead.
“This was the best our team has looked all season. We really looked like a team and moved the ball around until we found the open person. Everyone did their part during this game,” Allgood said.
Jayle Jennings was the high scorer with 19 points, six rebounds and one steal. Gina Clausen had 13 points and five rebounds. Reaghan Case added 10 points, three rebounds, and one steal.
On Thursday, November 21, the Lady Indians played for first place in the tournament against Community R-VI Lady Trojans. The Van-Far Lady Indians lost the game 25-15.
It was a slow start for both teams in the first quarter. Good defense made it hard to get any offense going. At the end of the first, Van-Far led 4-2.
In the second, The Lady Trojans picked up the tempo of their defense. They made it hard for the Lady Indians to get any baskets, while Community took advantage of key opportunities. Community went on a 11-0 run, giving them a 13-4 lead at the half.
In the second half, both teams put up seven points in the third quarter. At the end of the third quarter, the Lady Trojans increased their lead 20-11. While Van-Far had a couple of good baskets and stops on defense, it wasn’t enough to slow the Lady Trojans’ offensive drive.
“We lost to a good team, so there’s nothing to be disappointed about. We had a goal to improve this game compared to our last meeting and we met that goal,” Allgood said.
Jordan Garner was the high scorer with eight points and five rebounds. Reaghan Case added four points.