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Slow starts doom Lady Vandals in two losses

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By The Staff

The Vandalia High School girls basketball team scored no more than 20 points in the first half of losses to Neoga and Hillsboro last week.

Against Hillsboro last Thursday, the Vandals fell behind 30-14 at halftime. They did score 25 points in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough to overcome the early deficit in a 60-52 loss.

On Saturday, Vandalia traveled to Neoga and held a 20-18 halftime lead, but the Indians scored 36 second-half points en route to a 54-44 win.

Saturday, Dec. 11
at Neoga
Neoga 54
Vandalia 44

Points – Haley Wollerman, 16; Megan Godoyo, 10; Amber Bruno, 7; Amy Walton, 5; Hannah Edwards, 4; Morgan Cripe, 2.
Top Rebounders – Edwards, 6; Godoyo, 4; Shreve, 4; Walton, 4; Wollerman, 4.
Record – 4-3 (3-1 SCC)
Vandals 6–14–8–16—44
Indians 10–8–16–20—54
JV – Vandalia lost, 28-26
Up Next – at Pana on Thursday, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 9
vs. Hillsboro
Hillsboro 60
Vandalia 52

Points – Bruno, 23; Wollerman, 11; Walton, 8; Godoyo, 7; Edwards, 3.
Top Rebounders – Edwards, 13; Godoyo, 5; Walton, 5.
Record – 4-2 (3-1 SCC)
Hillsboro 17–13–19–11—60
Vandalia 8–6–13–25—52
JV – Vandalia lost, 47-31