Freshmen Tanagers defeat C-Hawks 38-30

Freshmen Tanagers defeat C-Hawks 38-30 The VHS freshmen Tanagers pulled away in the last stanza to defeat the Canton High School Freshman C-Hawks 38-30 in boys basketball Jan. 29 at Vermillion.

The game had been tied 27-all heading into the final quarter.

Thad Roche had 17 points and 6 rebounds.

"It was a really nice win for us in that we got back on the winning track after losing 3 in a row," said Vermillion Coach Devin Schwiesow. "Offensively, we showed more patience and defensively we did a nice job on the boards."

The Tanagers trailed 7-6 at the end of the first period, led 21-12 at halftime, and then led 27-18 after the third quarter.

In the second quarter, Vermillion's Jeff Gilbertson sparked a 15 point second quarter outcome with a 3 pointer and 2 free throws.

"Also, Roche had 6 points and Brett Mockler scored 4 leading to a 9 point advantage at halftime," Coach Schwiesow said.

Vermillion improved its season mark to 5-4, while CHS fell to 6-3.

Vermillion made 1 of 2 three-point tries and made 3 of 7 free throw attempts. The Tanagers connected on 17 of 51 field goal attempts, while CHS was 12 of 50 from the field. CHS made 2 of 12 three-point attempts and connected on 4 of 10 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, Vermillion: Scoring � Roche, 17, Gilbertson, 5, Dave Hanson, 4, Mockler, 4, Dan Stroeh, 2, Eric Rickord, 2, Ben Bazemore, 2, Chris Hoffman, 2. Rebounds � Roche, 6, Stroeh, 5

Individual Stats, CHS: Scoring � Chris King, 10, Andy Hohman, 7, Andrew Meng, 5, Kory Klaahson, 4. Rebounds � Meng, 9, Klaahson, 5.

Team rebounds: Vermillion � 24, CHS � 28. Team fouls: Vermillion � 12, CHS � 13.

Stats compiled by Jim Prosser

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