The Van-Far Lady Indians trip to last week’s always tough Palmyra Tournament didn’t go as they had hoped as they ran into two tough teams before leaving without a trophy.
Against Monroe City, the Lady Indians actually led 15-14 at the end of the first quarter and only trailed by four points at halftime.
Unfortunately, things fell a part in the second half as Monroe City outscored them 38-16 to win the game, 64-38.
“We had a very strong first half and then started to run out of gas and just couldn’t get our groove back after halftime,” said Van-Far head coach Kelly Orf.
Jayle Jennings led the Lady Indians with 21 points, eight rebounds, four steals, and two assists.
“Jayle Jennings had an outstanding game against Monroe City,” Orf said. “…She has had a great season so far and has done a wonderful job for us handling the ball this year.”
Jordan Garner added seven points and six rebounds; Gina Clausen had four points and two rebounds; Alexis DeTienne had three points, one steal, and one assist; Reaghan Case had three points, two rebounds, and one assist; Jayda Borgmeyer had four rebounds and one assist; Katie Elzea had four rebounds and two assists; and both Alex Connaway and Morgan McDowell had one rebound.
Against Highland, the Lady Indians trailed by three at the end of the first quarter but did have a 21-20 halftime lead.
In the second half against Highland this time, the Lady Indians were outscored 32-8 for a 52-29 victory.
“Again, we had a good first half and then couldn’t score in the second half,” Orf said. “We have been working on different ways to score and to get to the basket quicker.”
Case led the Lady Indians with 12 points, three steals, and one assist while Jennings had six points, nine rebounds, three steals, and one assist.
Garner tallied four points, five rebounds, and three assists; DeTienne had four points, three rebounds, one steal, and one assist; McDowell had two points; Elzea added six rebounds and one steal; Borgmeyer added one point, four rebounds, two assists, and one steal; and Connaway one assist.