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Van-Far pushes streak to three

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Van-Far’s Josh Hodde looks for an open man to pass to against Wright City.

Van-Far’s Josh Hodde looks for an open man to pass to against Wright City.

The Van-Far boys basketball team won their third game in a row at the beginning of last week when they won their Senior Night match-up with Wright City, 66-59.
“It was a very special night for our team and especially for two kids,” said Van-Far head boys basketball coach Pat Connaway.
“Lucas (Robinson) and Cameron (Perkins) were playing their last home game in their high school careers…We wanted to send them out winners and we wanted to play as hard as we possibly could for them. The atmosphere was great. The crowd was big and the student section was rocking. Those kids have supported us well all year. We came out of the gates and shot the ball extremely well.”
The Indians jumped out to a 23-12 first quarter edge and pushed the lead to 12 at halftime.
Perkins scored six of his career-high eight points in the first half.
Wright City rallied in the third quarter with back-to-back 3-pointers to cut the lead to six.
The lead was down to three with 5:30 left in the game before the Indians held on for the seven point win.
Nick Barnes scored 19 points and six rebounds while Josh Hodde had 14 points. Sharrod Connor had 12 points and nine rebounds; Perkins had eight points and four rebounds; Lathyn McMorris had seven points; and Robinson added six points and four rebounds.

Loss to Clopton
Van-Far’s defense played well early in last Thursday’s match-up with Clopton as they held the Hawks to just eight first quarter points.
Unfortunately, the Indians shot just 27% from the field and scored less than eight points in two quarters in a 59-38 loss to Clopton.
Van-Far did cut the lead to seven with six minutes to go but were unable to get any closer.
“Tonight was very ugly; we didn’t play well at all,” Connaway said. “…Their post kids outscored ours 43-3 and the majority of their points came in the paint.”
Barnes scored 18 points and six rebounds while Hodde had 10 points. Connor tallied seven points and seven rebounds and Wyatt McDowell had three points and five rebounds.