JV girls win two, one in overtime The Vermillion High School junior varsity girls basketball team downed both the Flandreau Indians and Lennox Ladybirds last week.
The Flandreau team lost to VHS 66-8 on Oct. 6. Meggie Donnelly led the Tanagers with 13 points and 7 steals.
Kathy Plate and Sarah Mollet each shot 10 points. Plate also had 4 rebounds, 1 assists and 5 steals. Mollet had 3 rebounds.
Leslie Larson added 8 points, with 6 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot. Melissa Rydell shot for 6, with 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. Carey Engstrom also shot 6 points and had 4 rebounds and 1 steal.
Elly Kjose and Alison Obr each shot 4 points. Kjose had 2 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. Obr had 1 steal.
Nancy Heine had 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals. She also shot 2 points, as did Megan Kruse. Jaclyn Powell added 1 point, with 4 assists and 4 steals.
Coach Kelly Fischbach noted that the girls played well both offensively and defensively.
"Everyone got to play and was able to contribute," she added.
In an exciting battle that led into overtime, VHS won 41-40 against Lennox on Oct. 8.
"This was a very hard fought win over a very determined Lennox team," Fischbach said. "They were very big and we had trouble matching up defensively.
"Elly Kjose was out tonight and we really missed her on both ends of the floor," the coach added. "We did get good play by Meggie Donnelly, Alison Obr and Kayla Larson filling in for her."
Alison Obr led in scoring with 12 points, 1 rebound and 1 steal. Kathy Plate added 8 points, with 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Melissa Rydell also shot for 8, along with 7 rebounds and 1 steal.
Leslie Larson shot for 5 points, with 9 rebounds and 1 assist. Shooting 2 points each were Sarah Mollet, Meggie Donnelly, Carey Engstrom and Kayla Larson. Mollet also had 4 rebounds and 1 steal, while Donnelly had 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Engstrom had 2 assists and Kayla Larson had 1 rebound.
Jaclyn Powell had 2 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals. Nancy Heine had 1 rebound, 4 assists and 2 steals.