Free throws key to Tanager JV win

Free throws key to Tanager JV win The VHS JV Tanagers pulled away in the last stanza to beat the Madison JV Bulldogs 55-47 in boys basketball Feb. 18 at Madison.

Vermillion JV had led by only two heading into the final quarter.

Eddie Filipovic had 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists.

"Madison couldn't stop Eddie inside," said Vermillion JV Coach Lance Luitjens. "He had a great game for us."

The Tanager JV jumped in front 10-9 at the end of the first period, led 29-23 after the second quarter, and then led 37-35 going into the fourth quarter.

"This was a hard fought game," said Coach Luitjens. "Free throws made the difference."

Vermillion JV improved its record to 15-4, while Madison dropped to 9-3.

Vermillion JV sank 12 of 12 free throw attempts while the Bulldogs connected on 14 of 19 free throw attempts.

Individual Stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Eddie Filipovic, 20; Bo Nelson, 13; Jerami Cowman, 10; Tim Russel, 6; James Clark, 4; Brett Hogen, 2. Rebounds � Filipovic, 8; Russel, 5; Nelson, 5. Assists � Cowman, 5. Steals � Cowman, 3.

Individual Stats, Madison: Scoring � Walters, 11; Foley, 10.

Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 18, Madison � 15.

Stats compiled by Jim Prosser

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