Posted On: 03/13/18 10:00 AM
Van-Far played the role of comeback kids en route to the Class 2 state championship. In the state quarterfinals, they trailed Milan by seven points in the final minute before rallying to take an overtime victory and advance to the Final Four. Van-Far pulled off a more stunning repeat performance in the championship game as they rallied from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat Hayti 56-55 to win its first title since 2004.
Here is a look at the Prep Hoops Missouri Class 2 All-Final Four Team
Lathyn McMorris 6’2″ Van-Far: The 2018 guard had 15 points, six rebounds and knocked down three 3-pointers in the overtime victory over Hayti in the state championship game. In the semifinals against Mid-Buchanan, McMorris had 21 points, four rebounds, two assists and four steals in a victory over Mid-Buchanan.
Darius Jones 6’0″ Hayti: The athletic 2018 guard had 16 points, five rebounds and two assists in the loss to Van-Far in the championship game. He also had 13 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and three steals in a victory over Purdy in the state semifinals.
Trey Miller 6’2″ Van-Far: The 2019 forward had 16 points, five rebounds and two blocks in the victory over Hayti in the championship game, including the game-winning bucket with four seconds left in overtime. He also had six points and six rebounds in the semifinals against Mid-Buchanan.
Hunter Scaggs 6’5″ Mid Buchanan: The 2018 forward had 18 points, nine rebounds, three steals and two blocks in a loss to Van-Far in the semifinals. He came back to have 29 points, two blocks and two steals in a victory over Purdy in the third-place game.
Colt Keeling 6’0″ Purdy: The 2018 guard had 17 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals in a loss to Hayt in the state semifinals. He added 13 points and seven rebounds in a loss to Mid-Buchanan in the third-place game.
Ivory Winters 6’1″ Hayti: The 2019 Division I football prospect had 13 points, five rebounds and two steals in the championship game against Van-Far. He added eight points, seven rebounds and two steals against Purdy in the semifinals.
(Lathyn McMorris photo courtesy of the Vandalia Leader)