Lady Tanagers roll Hill City The Vermillion High varsity Lady Tanagers rolled over Hill City 57-39 in girls basketball Oct. 2 at Lennox in the Ladybird Classic.
Leslie Larson played another solid game with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals.
The Lady Tanagers jumped in front 12-9 after the first quarter, led 29-20 at halftime, and then held a lead of 44-29 going into the final period.
The Lady Tanagers forced 21 Hill City varsity turnovers to provide a big assist for the victory.
�I didn�t think we came out with the same concentration and focus as we did last week,� said VHS Coach Lance Luitjens. �It is difficult to be mentally ready to play night in and night out, especially on homecoming week, but good teams will find a way to do that.�
VHS improved its season mark to 7-4.
VHS sank 5 of 12 three-point attempts and connected on 16 of 24 free throw attempts. The Lady Tanagers sank 18 of 48 from the field, while Hill City was 15 of 40 from the field. Hill City hit 1 of 8 three-point attempts and sank 8 of 16 free throw tries.
Several significant individual efforts contributed to the win.
�Meggie Donnelly played well with 7 points (sinking 4 of 4 free throws),� Coach Luitjens said. �Also, I think Jaclyn Powell did a nice job distributing the ball scoring 7 points and 5 assists.�
Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring � Larson, 12, Alison Obr, 9, Powell, 7, Donnelly, 7, Melissa Rydell, 7, Nancy Heine, 5, Nikki Mollet, 5, Carey Engstrom, 3, Tessa Tuetken, 2. Rebounds � Larson, 6, Obr, 4. Assists � Powell, 5. Steals- Sarah Mollet, 4.
Individual Stats, Hill City varsity: Scoring � Crystal Collins, 10, Laura George, 6, Gina Coy, 6, Carrie Collins, 4. Rebounds � Laura George, 4. Assists � Carrie Collins, 3. Steals � Coy, 2.
Team rebounds: VHS � 25, Hill City varsity � 18. Team fouls: VHS � 21, Hill City varsity � 20.