VHS varsity collars ‘Dogs in Madison

VHS varsity collars 'Dogs in Madison The Vermillion Tanagers edged the Madison High School Bulldogs 65-62 in boys basketball Feb. 18 at Madison as the winners led after each quarter.

Doug Hanson scored 26 points along with 14 rebounds. Beau Blouin scored 13 points.

The Tanagers led 9-8 after the first quarter, led 28-20 at halftime, and then led 46-38 going into the final period.

VHS held onto the win from the free throw line, making 16 of 22 charity tosses to 7 of 10 for MHS.

In the final quarter, Nick Hovden went 3 for 4 and Beau Blouin 4 for 4 in the last 2 minutes to maintain a comfortable margin which counteracted a flurry of 3 point goals at the end.

VHS improved its season mark to 8-9, while MHS fell to 8-10.

VHS connected on 3 of 13 three-point attempts. The Tanagers sank 23 of 51 field goal attempts, while MHS was 23 of 59 from the field. MHS made 6 of 15 three-point tries.

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring � Doug Hanson, 26; Beau Blouin, 13; Bo Nelson, 9; Cory Novak, 7; Cullen Iverson, 6, Nick Hovden, 3; Nick Mayer, 1. Rebounds � Hanson, 14; Blouin, 7. Assists � Blouin, 4. Steals � Mayer, 3.

Individual Stats, MHS: Scoring � Milo Natwick, 22; Tom Neilsch, 19; Zac Heilman, 11; Tim Miller, 7; L. Simpson, 3. Rebounds � Neilson, 10.

Team fouls: VHS � 15, MHS � 19.

Stats compiled by Jim Prosser

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