Lady Vandals beat Greenville, fall to state-ranked Litchfield

"It wasn't pretty, but we'll take it."
That's how Michelle McNary summed up her team's 33-31 win over Greenville on Tuesday night.
The Lady Vandals had a double-digit lead, but the Comets put together a late spurt to make things interesting.
In the end, the hosts made enough free throws to hold on for the hard-fought win.
"I thought defensively we played OK," McNary said. "Offensively, I thought we were out of sync. The officiating wasn't consistent, and it was hard to get a feel for the game. It's a win. We'll take it."
Madelyn Hosick and Makayla Tinker scored nine points apiece to lead the Lady Vandals (14-11), and Emma Meyer scored seven.

A low-scoring first quarter ended with Vandalia up, 4-0, as both teams struggled to get going offensively.
Greenville finally got on the board in the second period, but went nearly the entire quarter without scoring again against Vandalia's 2-3 zone.
Meyer and Tinker's points pushed the Vandals in front, 11-2, but Greenville's Brianna VanKleef banked in a three-pointer at the buzzer, making it 11-5 at the half.
After a physical third period, the Lady Vandals had a 22-11 lead entering the fourth period.
Greenville was able to get the ball inside in the fourth quarter, and the visitors slowly chipped away at the VCHS lead.
Vandalia had been up, 26-14, but Greenville went on a 12-2 run.
Vandalia's lead was 28-26 with 2:20 remaining when Anna Miller made one free throw, and then Hosick scored in the lane after a Comet turnover.
Greenville's Taylor Gerdes hit a three-pointer with 35 seconds left to make it 31-29. Hosick then made one of two foul shots. Greenville's Gerdes then scored in the lane, and Vandalia led, 32-31.
After a foul, Tinker hit one of two at the charity stripe for the Vandals, making it 33-31. Greenville took a timeout after the missed free throw, but there was only .4 left on the clock. Greenville attempted a long pass down the floor, but the Comets didn't get a shot up, and the Vandals breathed a sigh of relief.
"I felt like we started playing not to lose at the end of the game," McNary said. "But we held on."
Vandalia will host Roxana on Thursday for Senior Night.

JV wins
Vandalia defeated Greenville, 40-38, in the JV girls game to stop a six-game losing streak. The game was tied at 36 in the fourth quarter when Vandalia got points from Anna Miller and Madison Klanke. Greenville scored to get within two. The Comets got the ball back with 3.2 seconds left, but they turned it over.
Klanke scored 19 points for Vandalia (4-7).

Vandalia 33, Greenville 31
GR   0    5      6    20 — 31
VA    4    7     11   11  —  33
Vandalia: A. Miller 0 1-2 1, Francis 1 1-2 3, K. Swain 2 0-0 4, E. Miller 0 0-0 0, Meyer 3 1-2 7, Hosick 3 3-4 9, Tinker 4 1-3 9. A. Swain 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 (0) 7-13 33. Three-pointers: None. Fouls 13.
Greenville:  L. Meadows 0, VanKleef 3, Gerdes 11, Schreiber 7, Carlson 9, Nelson 0, McEvers 0. Totals 9 (2) 6-9 31. Three-pointers: VanKleef, Gerdes. Fouls 19. Fouled out: VanKleef.

JV: Vandalia 40, Greenville 38
GR   5    9   13   11  — 38
VA  11   6     7   16  — 40
Vandalia: Miller 4, Zimmerman 2, Klanke 19, Marquardt 4, Paslay 4, Kern 3, Ruot 4. Three-pointers: Klanke 3.
Greenville: L. Meadows 2, McEvers 7, Green 9, Williams 5, K. Meadows 15.

 

LITCHFIELD — The Lady Vandals suffered a road loss at Litchfield on Monday night, as the host Panthers won, 47-36.
State-ranked Litchfield had a seven-point lead by halftime, 20-13. A 17-10 third quarter pushed the Panthers in front by 14, as Vandalia's deficit was 37-23 entering the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter was nearly even, but the Lady Vandals were unable to pull off a come from behind win.
Makayla Tinker and Emma Meyer scored 10 points apiece for the Lady Vandals.

Litchfield 47, Vandalia 36
VA   6   7   10   13   —36
LI   14   6  17   10  — 47
Vandalia: A. Miller 1 0-0 3, Marquardt 0 0-2 0, Francis 3 1-2 7, K. Swain 0 0-0 0, E. Miller 0 0-0 0, Meyer 2 5-8 10, Hosick 2 2-2 6, Tinker 4 2-2 10. Totals 10 (2) 10-16 36. Three-pointers: Meyer, A. Miller.
Litchfield: Steffens 16, Scharf 4, Smith 2, Frerichs 3, Brockmeyer 19, Vargo 3. Totals 10 (7) 6-11 47. Three-pointers: Steffens 5, Frerichs, Vargo.

JV game
Litchfield 42, Vandalia 34
Vandalia: Klanke 8, Marquardt 8.

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