Vermillion seventh-graders are 2-1

Vermillion seventh-graders are 2-1 In their season-opener, the VMS seventh-grade Lady Tanagers rolled over the Dakota Valley Panthers 28-8 in girls basketball Sept. 9 at Dakota Valley in a win keyed by a 16-2 second-quarter edge.

Annie Carlson played an outstanding defensive game with numerous steals and assists.

�All players played very aggressive defense,� said VMS Coach Pat Lewison.

In the opening half, Vermillion had a 16-2 run.

A number of excellent individual efforts highlighted the win.

�Jackie Thomas also had a very aggressive defensive game,� Coach Lewison said. �Nine players scored in the game.�

Individual Stats, VMS: Scoring � Annie Carlson, 8, Jackie Thomas, 4, Melissa Olson, 2, Jacenta Varns, 2, Morgan Brooks, 2, Lindsay Davis, 2, Sarah Christopherson, 2, Alisha O�Connor, 2, Mary Thompson, 2.

Individual Stats, Dakota Valley: Scoring � Katie Gerber, 2, Renae Keppen, 2, Katie Holbrook, 2, Kim Schmit, 2.

VMS 30 � Lennox 13

The VMS seventh-grade Lady Tanagers overpowered the Lennox Orioles 30-13 in girls basketball Sept. 18 at Beresford in the first round of the Beresford 7th & 8th Grade Invitational.

Annie Carlson had an outstanding offensive and defensive game.

The Lady Tanagers went into the locker room up 18-4 at halftime.

�Everyone played together and gave good effort,� said VMS Coach Pat Lewison.

In the opening period, Vermillion scored the first 8 points of the game.

VMS improved its season mark to 2-0.

Individual Stats, VMS: Scoring � Annie Carlson, 10, Jackie Thomas, 4, Melissa Olson, 4, Jacenta Varns, 4, Jamie Bernard, 3, Ellen Odsen, 2, Mara Johnson, 2.

Individual Stats, Lennox: Scoring � Katie Letsche, 6, Kristen Weeldryer, 5.

VMS 12, Beresford, 30

The VMS seventh-grade Lady Tanagers were downed by the Beresford Watchdogs 30-12 in girls basketball Sept. 18 at Beresford in the championship game of the Beresford 7th & 8th Grade Invitational.

The Tanager seventh-graders placed second in the tournament. VMS dropped its first game of the season and is now 2-1.

�Vermillion girls were clearly outplayed by a very aggressive Beresford team,� said VMS Coach Pat Lewison. �Vermillion was only allowed one shot in the first half.�

In the first half, Vermillion couldn�t advance the ball up the court.

In the final two quarters, Vermillion played even, but couldn�t make up the difference.

The Lady Tanagers trailed 19-2 after the second quarter.

Individual Stats, VMS: Scoring � Mara Johnson, 4, Annie Carlson, 4, Melissa Olson, 2, Alisha O�Connor, 2.

Individual Stats, Beresford: Scoring � Natalie Carda, 15, Jessica Olson, 5.

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