Freshman Lady Tanagers defeated by Yankton 31-23

Freshman Lady Tanagers defeated by Yankton 31-23 The Vermillion freshman Lady Tanagers were downed by the Yankton Gazelles 31-23 in girls basketball Oct. 5 at Vermillion.

�Whitney Tolsma and Jenna Gilkyson carried the offense in the second quarter and Allison Stewart hustled and was aggressive on defense (in spite of colds and the flu),� said VHS Coach Marilyn Martyn.

The contest was well-played, with each team committing only 5 turnovers.

The Lady Tanagers fell behind 9-5 at the end of the first period, trailed 19-15 at halftime, and then trailed 25-17 going into the final period.

The loss dropped VHS to a record of 3-5, while Yankton freshmen improved to 6-2.

VHS sank 1 of 6 free throw attempts while the Gazelles sank 1 of 2 free throw tries.

The Lady Tanagers had some excellent individual performances in defeat.

�The team gave a real good effort and look forward to the rematch later this month,� Coach Martyn said.

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring � Whitney Tolsma, 10, Jenna Gilkyson, 7, Allison Stewart, 4, Brooke Nelson, 2. Rebounds � Brooke Nelson, 4, Allison Stewart, 4. Assists � Jenna Gilkyson, 4. Steals � Brooke Nelson, 4.

Individual Stats, Yankton freshmen: Scoring � Karrie, Mello, 12, Kristen Christensen, 10, Shanna Ibarolle, 4, Audrey Winkler, 3, Sara Swanda, 2. Rebounds � Mello, 6. Assists � Winkler, 3. Steals � Willman, 2.

Team rebounds: VHS � 15, Yankton freshmen � 20. Team fouls: VHS � 8, Yankton freshmen � 9.

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