JV Lady Tanagers overpower Trojans The Vermillion JV Lady Tanagers overpowered the West Central Trojans 50-27 in girls basketball Oct. 12 at Vermillion in a win keyed by an 18-2 third-quarter edge.
Carey Engstrom scored 12 points, pulled down 5 rebounds, and made 2 assists and 2 steals playing only in the first and third quarters.
�Carey Engstrom and Meggie Donnelly have been playing some nice ball,� said VHS Coach Troy Terronez. �As they continue growing as players, our team continues to improve.�
The Lady Tanagers jumped in front 16-7 after the opening period, went into the locker room up 20-12 at halftime, and then held a lead of 38-14 going into the fourth quarter.
The Lady Tanagers committed only 5 turnovers in the victory.
�The girls got the job done in the third quarter,� said Coach Terronez. �We had let them stay close to us for the first two quarters, but our defense was powerful and sparked our offense in the second half.�
VHS improved its season mark to 8-3, while West Central junior varsity fell to 4-6.
VHS made 14 of 16 free throw tries while the Trojans hit 4 of 8 from the line.
The Lady Tanagers had several fine individual efforts in the victory.
�Meggie Donnelly scored 13 points, and made 4 steals,� Coach Terronez said. �She was 5 for 6 in free throws. Nikki Mollet also sparked the team with 8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 3 blocked shots.�
Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring � Meggie Donnelly, 13, Carey Engstrom, 12, Nikki Mollet, 8, Tessa Tuetken, 6, Abby Moore, 5, Whitney Tolsma, 4. Rebounds � Nikki Mollet, 6, Jenna Gilkyson, 5. Assists � Brook Nelson, 3. Steals � Meggie Donnelly, 4.
Individual Stats, West Central junior varsity: Scoring � Emily Jarling, 8, Liz Jarling, 6, Allison Kramer,5, Emily Lueth, 4. Rebounds � Emily Lueth, 4. Assists � Emily Lueth, 2.
Team rebounds: VHS � 28, West Central junior varsity � 19. Team fouls: VHS � 14, West Central junior varsity � 9.