Van-Far doesn't lose confidence in 71-65 loss to EMO conference undefeated Montgomery County


The Van-Far boys were in a 21-point hole early in the second half on Tuesday at home against Eastern Missouri Conference foe Montgomery County but battled back to a tie at 58 with less than four minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Wildcats, however, moved to a perfect 6-0 in  conference games by handing Van-Far a 71-65 loss.

Nikos Connaway led Van-Far with 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Pacey Reading had 11 points and three 3-pointers, and Cody Smith finished with nine points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Clayton Parker led Montgomery with 28 points, 11 rebounds and a block, Tyler Erwin had 14 points, Isaiah Thomas finished with 12 points, six rebounds and three steals, and Jay Rodgers had 11 points.

Look for the story in the Saturday, February 4, 2023, edition of the Mexico Ledger.