VHS varsity defeats Lady Irish by Jim Prosser The Vermillion High varsity Lady Tanagers routed the Montrose Lady Irish 71-27 in girls basketball Sept. 18 at Vermillion. The Lady Tanagers shot an impressive 56 percent from the field for the game.
Melissa Rydell had 6 steals and Leslie Larson pulled down 6 rebounds.
The Lady Tanagers jumped in front 15-7 after the first quarter, went into the locker room up 33-15 at halftime, and then held a lead of 48-23 after the third period.
The Lady Tanagers forced 35 MHS varsity turnovers to give a boost to the victory.
�Once again, we had a great team effort,� said VHS Coach Lance Luitjens. �Our defense created turnovers and we converted them into points.�
VHS improved its season mark to 4-3, while the MHS varsity fell to 2-5.
VHS connected on 1 of 10 three-point tries and connected on 10 of 13 from the line. The Lady Tanagers made 27 of 48 field goals, while the MHS varsity was 13 of 36 from the field. The Lady Irish hit 1 of 3 free throw attempts.
The Lady Tanagers will play Sioux Falls Washington Saturday, Sept. 25 in Vermillion. This will be a 5 game festival. The Frosh B team plays at 1 p.m., the Frosh A team plays at 2:30 p.m., the JV plays at 4 p.m., the sophomores play at 5:45 p.m. and the varsity plays at 7:30 p.m.
Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring � Alison Obr, 12, Nikki Mollet, 10, Tessa Tuetken, 9, Carey Enstrom, 9, Melissa Rydell, 8, Larson, 6, Sarah Mollet, 6. Rebounds � Leslie Larson, 6, Nikki Mollet, 5. Assists � Jaclyn Powell, 8. Steals � Melissa Rydell, 6, Meggie Donnelly, 5.
Individual Stats, MHS varsity: Scoring � Kassie Katzer, 10, Denise Christensen, 6, Jesse Yount, 5. Rebounds � Beth Zimmer, 4. Assists � Katzer, 3.
Team rebounds: VHS-27, MHS varsity-19. Team fouls: VHS-13, MHS varsity-11.