JV Tanagers defeat Dakota Valley 45-27

JV Tanagers defeat Dakota Valley 45-27 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion JV Lady Tanagers shot down the Dakota Valley Panthers 45-27 in girls basketball Aug. 26 at Vermillion.

Vermillion�s Meggie Donnelly scored 11 points, and had 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 assists playing only two quarters. Carrie Engstrom had 8 rebounds and 6 points.

The Lady Tanagers took the lead 13-10 after the first quarter, and margins of 9-4 and 16-9 in the second and third quarters boosted the lead to 38-23 going into the final period.

In the third period, Donnelly led a charge, aided by Tessa Tuetken (3 points and a steal), scoring 5 points, including a 3-pointer.

VHS improved its record to 1-1, while Dakota Valley dropped to 0-1.

VHS connected on 6 of 11 free throw tries while the Panthers made 3 of 8 free throw attempts.

VHS held a 34-20 edge on the boards.

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring � Meggie Donnelly, 11, Tessa Tuetken, 8, Carrie Engstrom, 6, Nikki Mollet, 6. Rebounds � Engstrom, 8, Alison Obr, 7. Assists � Donnelly, 3, Brook Nelson, 2. Steals � Donnelly, 3, Abby Moore, 2.

Individual Stats, Dakota Valley: Scoring � Katie Rouse, 5, Sara Kasinski, 4, Kelly Reiff, 4.

Team fouls: VHS � 14, Dakota Valley � 12.

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