Lady Tanagers defeat Dakota Valley Panthers

Lady Tanagers defeat Dakota Valley Panthers by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Lady Tanagers defeated the Dakota Valley Panthers 52-43 in girls basketball Aug. 26 at home.

Vermillion�s Leslie Larson had 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks. The Panthers� Sarah Harms had 20 points and was 12 of 14 from the free throw line.

The Lady Tanagers trailed 15-10 at the end of the first period, led 26-24 at halftime, and then led 38-32 after the third quarter.

In the second quarter, Leslie Larson had 8 points to carry the load in helping the team make 16 points resulting in a 26-24 halftime lead.

In the fourth period, Alison Obr made a 3-pointer early in the period to give a 41-34 lead and Jackie Powell followed with a 3-pointer to build the lead. Tessa Tuetken also scored all of her points late in the game (4-7 free throws and a 2-pointer).

VHS improved its record to 1-1, while DV varsity dropped to 0-1.

VHS made 11 of 21 from the line while the Panthers hit 17 of 29 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring � Alison Obr, 13, Leslie Larson, 10, Jacklyn Powell, 9, Nikki Mollet, 6, Tessa Tuetken, 6, Melissa Rydell and Carrie Engstrom, 4 each. Rebounds � Leslie Larson, 7, Jackie Powell, and Melissa Rydell, 6 each. Assists � Tessa Tuetken, 5. Steals � Jackie Powell, 1.

Individual Stats, DV varsity: Scoring � Sarah Harms, 20, Shelly Koll, 9, Dianna Bracht, 5, Jessica Meyer, 4, Krystal Pappas, 3, Renae Ptacek, 2. Rebounds � Jessica Meyer, 5, Sarah Harms, 3. Steals � Sarah Harms, 2.

Team rebounds: VHS � 40, DV varsity � 34. Team fouls: VHS � 24, DV varsity � 19.

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