Tanagers couldn’t break Huskies’ lead

Tanagers couldn't break Huskies' lead The Vermillion Tanagers were defeated by the Elk Point-Jefferson varsity Huskies 73-66 in boys basketball Feb. 16 at home as the winners held the lead after each quarter.

Doug Hanson scored a game high 36 points and also had 8 rebounds. EP-J's Matt Hammitt had 33 points while Lucas Klumper scored 11 points and had 11 rebounds.

The Tanagers fell behind 22-15 after the opening period, trailed 35-31 at halftime, and then trailed 54-47 after the third period.

In the first quarter, EP-J's Matt Hammitt knocked down three 3-pointers, leading to 15 points which contributed to a 22-15 first quarter lead.

The loss dropped VHS to a record of 7-9, while EP-J improved to 12-6.

VHS hit 4 of 19 three-point attempts and sank 10 of 14 free throw tries. The Tanagers connected on 26 of 54 from the field, while EP-J was 29 of 48 from the field. EP-J made 5 of 17 three-point attempts and hit 10 of 13 from the line.

The Tanagers had some excellent individual performances in defeat.

"Beau Blouin had 14 points and 9 rebounds," said VHS Coach Troy Terronez. "Nick Mayer had 4 steals and 5 assists."

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring � Doug Hanson, 36; Beau Blouin, 14; Cullen Iverson, 6; Nick Mayer, 3; Bo Nelson, 3; Troy Rickord, 2, Cory Novak, 2. Rebounds � Blouin, 9; Hanson, 8. Assists � Mayer, 5. Steals � Mayer, 4.

Individual Stats, EP-J: Scoring � Matt Hammitt, 33; Lucas Klumper, 11; Seth Rubide, 8; Eric Schmitz, 7; Chris Brusseau, 6; Russ Knutson, 6; Andy Glover, 2. Rebounds � Klumper, 11. Assists � Klumper, 15. Steals � Klumper, 9.

Team rebounds: VHS � 25, EP-J � 35. Team fouls: VHS � 16, EP-J � 19.

Stats compiled by Jim Prosser

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