Tanagers defeat Gazelles in overtime action Oct. 19

Tanagers defeat Gazelles in overtime action Oct. 19 The Vermillion JV Lady Tanagers defeated the Yankton Gazelles 44-41 in an exciting overtime battle in girls basketball Oct. 19 at Yankton.

The score was tied 39-39 after regulation.

Brooke Nelson made 2 of 2 free throws in overtime to put Vermillion up by 3 in the extra period to seal the win.

Nicki Mollet scored 11 points and pulled in 9 rebounds. Tessa Tuetken scored 10 points and made 4 assists.

The Lady Tanagers jumped in front 9-6 at the end of the first period, led 17-13 after the second quarter, and then led 28-27 going into the final period.

�We played solid defense, and did the little things correctly to win this game,� said VHS Coach Troy Terronez. �This includes shooting 3 for 4 from the line in OT.�

VHS improved its season mark to 9-3.

VHS hit 10 of 15 from the line while the Gazelles hit 6 of 8 from the line.

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring � Nikki Mollet, 11, Tessa Tuetken, 10, Carey Engstrom, 8, Abby Moore, 5, Brooke Nelson, 6, Jenna Gilkyson, 2, Allison Stewart, 2. Rebounds � N. Mollet, 13, Engstrom, 7. Assists � Tuetken, 4. Steals � Tuetken, 3.

Individual Stats, Yankton junior varsity: Scoring � Page Kindle, 13, Tara Olson, 13, Kuri Tesmensen, 5, Emily Hanson, 4, Evie Groeth, 2, Dana Dracy, 2, Steph Bastian, 2. Rebounds � Termanson, 10.

Team rebounds: VHS � 35, Yankton junior varsity � 28. Team fouls: VHS � 11, Yankton junior varsity � 15.

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