Tanagers defeat Lennox 36-15 by David Lias The VHS freshman Tanagers overpowered the Lennox freshman Orioles 36-15 in girls basketball Oct. 8 at Vermillion.
Vermillion's Meggie Donnelly led the team with 12 points and 4 steals. Carrie Engstrom also pulled down 8 rebounds and had 3 steals. For Lennox, Amanda Larson had 6 points.
The Tanagers jumped in front 10-4 after the opening period, went into the locker room up 20-11 at halftime, and then led 28-13 after the third period.
"Our defensive intensity was outstanding," said Vermillion Coach Troy Terronez. "The girls were pressuring the perimeter and communicating with each other, which forced 17 turnovers."
Vermillion improved its season mark to 7-4.
The Tanagers had several fine individual efforts in the victory.
"For Vermillion, Alison Obr had 8 points and 3 rebounds, and Meryll Kennedy added 6 points and 5 boards," Coach Terronez said.