Fourth-quarter rally too much for Tanagers

Fourth-quarter rally too much for Tanagers The Vermillion JV Lady Tanagers ended up on the wrong side of a fourth-quarter rally and were topped by the Sioux Falls Washington Warriors 40-35 in girls basketball Sept. 25 at Vermillion.

VHS had led by three after the third quarter.

VHS jumped ahead 13-5 after the first quarter, but was outscored 12-8 in the second period and 10-9 in the third to lead 30-27 going into the final period.

VHS saw its record fall to 7-2, while WHS upped its mark to 6-2.

VHS sank 12 of 22 from the line while the Warriors sank 4 of 17 free throw tries.

Although defeated, the Lady Tanagers had a number of fine individual efforts.

�We played well throughout the game but then in the fourth quarter the Sioux Falls Washington zone gave us problems and we could only muster 1 field goal,� said VHS Coach Troy Terronez. �Individually, Abby Moore had 7 rebounds, and Meggie Donnelly had 5 rebounds. We had pretty balanced scoring throughout the lineup.�

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring � Meggie Donnelly, 8, Ashley Thompson, 6, Abby Moore, 6, Carey Engstrom, 5, Jenna Gilkyson, 5, Nikki Mollet, 4. Rebounds � Moore, 7, Donnelly, 5. Assists � Donnelly, 2. Steals � Engstrom, 3, Nikki Mollet, 3

Individual Stats, WHS: Scoring � Richele Reinwald, 10, Jessie Berg, 9, Cassie Rapp, 8, Rebel Dede, 6. Rebounds � Greta Schamper, 6, Rapp, 5. Assists � Dede, 2. Steals � Berg, 4.

Team rebounds: VHS � 31, WHS � 33. Team fouls: VHS � 22, WHS � 20.

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