Tanagers drop lead over Madison 36-31

Tanagers drop lead over Madison 36-31 by David Lias The Vermillion freshman Lady Tanagers lost a second-half lead and were defeated by the Madison Bulldogs 36-31 in girls basketball Sept. 28 at Madison.

VHS had led by two at halftime.

�This was a defensive game all of the way,� said VHS Coach Marilyn Martyn. �The girls played an outstanding fourth quarter as a team but ran out of minutes and came up short at the end.�

The Lady Tanagers fell behind 7-6 at the end of the first period, went into the locker room up 11-9 at halftime, and then trailed 23-19 going into the final period.

VHS saw its record fall to 3-3, while the MHS freshman upped its mark to 5-1.

VHS connected on 0 of 0 free throw tries while the Bulldogs hit 4 of 8 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring � Morgan Hollingsworth, 8, Allison Stewart, 6, Jenna Gilkyson, 6, Kaylie Heesch, 5, Brooke Nelson, 4, Whitney Tolsma, 2. Rebounds � Tolsma, 7, Gilkyson, 5, Hollingsworth, 5. Assists � Gilkyson, 4. Steals � Gilkyson, 4.

Individual Stats, MHS freshman: Scoring � Kristen Schafer, 16, Katie Brown, 7, Jenn Nielsen, 6. Rebounds � Nielsen, 7. Assists � Brown, 3. Steals � Schafer, 5.

Team rebounds: VHS � 23, MHS freshman � 25. Team fouls: VHS � 12, MHS freshman � 4.

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