Freshman Tanagers defeat EP-J Huskies

Freshman Tanagers defeat EP-J Huskies The Vermillion freshman Lady Tanagers downed the Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies 30-21 in girls basketball Oct. 18 at Elk Point as the winners led after each quarter.

Alison Stewart scored 9 points, pulled down 6 rebounds and made 4 steals.

The Lady Tanagers jumped in front 8-5 after the opening period, went into the locker room up 16-11 at halftime, and then held a lead of 23-15 after the third period.

�The girls played a good, aggressive defense for the entire game,� said VHS Coach Marilyn Martyn.

VHS improved its record to 5-5, while Elk Point-Jefferson freshmen dropped to 4-5.

VHS connected on 4 of 8 free throw attempts while the Huskies sank 1 of 2 from the line.

A number of excellent individual efforts highlighted the win.

�Brooke Nelson scored 9 points and made 3 assists,� Coach Martyn said.

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring � Allison Stewart, 9, Brooke Nelson, 9, Whitney Tolsma, 6, Morgan Hollingsworth, 4, Jenna Gilkyson, 2. Rebounds � Stewart, 6, Kaylie Heesch, 4. Assists � Nelson, 3. Steals � Stewart, 4.

Individual Stats, Elk Point � Jefferson: Scoring � Marcia Schmidt, 12, Allison Mead, 4, Melissa Mau, 3, Emily Strom, 2. Rebounds � Schmidt, 4. Assists � Mau, 2. Steals � Mead, 2.

Team rebounds: VHS � 18, Elk Point-Jefferson � 13. Team fouls: VHS � 8, Elk Point-Jefferson � 15.

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