Tanagers fall prey to Watchdog scoring blitz

Tanagers fall prey to Watchdog scoring blitz The Vermillion Tanagers were downed by the Beresford High School Watchdogs 77-61 in boys basketball Jan. 15 at Beresford after falling prey to a 25-12 second-quarter blitz.

Vermillion's Doug Hanson scored 31 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Cory Novak provided a spark off the bench with 11 points, 10 in the first quarter, and 4 rebounds. Beresford's Matt Semler scored 22 points and Jan Sorensen scored 20.

"Doug helped keep us in the game early, but a late scoring spurt by Beresford's Jan Sorensen, 10 points in the second quarter, placed us in a 'catch up' situation which we couldn't overcome," said VHS Coach Troy Terronez.

The Tanagers led 14-12 after the first quarter, trailed 37-26 after the second quarter, and then trailed 53-42 going into the fourth quarter.

"We came out flat and gave Beresford an 8-0 run," said Coach Terronez. "We were able to battle back, but giving them 25 points in the second quarter was just too much."

The loss dropped VHS to a record of 3-3, while BHS improved to 4-4.

VHS made 6 of 15 three-point tries and hit 11 of 16 free throw attempts. The Tanagers connected on 22 of 41 field goal attempts, while BHS was 27 of 49 from the field. BHS connected on 4 of 12 three-pointers and connected on 19 of 29 free throw attempts.

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring � Doug Hanson, 31 (game high); Cory Novak, 11; Cullen Iverson, 7; Beau Blouin, 6; Nick Hovden, 6. Rebounds � Hanson, 7; Blouin, 7. Assists � Hovden, 5.

Individual Stats, BHS: Scoring � Matt Semler, 22; Jon Sorensen, 20; Joe Bak, 15; Jason Carlson, 12. Rebounds � Semmler, 6; Sorensen, 6. Assists � Dave Wilzensa, 3. Steals � Bak, 2.

Team rebounds — VHS � 22, BHS-19. Team fouls — VHS � 25, BHS-18.

Stats compiled by Jim Prosser

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