Freshman Tanagers end season with loss Closing out their season, the Vermillion freshman Lady Tanagers were defeated by the Yankton Gazelles 34-23 in girls basketball Nov. 1 at Yankton.
Jenna Gilkyson stepped up with 8 points and 6 rebounds. Allison Stewart, Brooke Nelson and Whitney Tolsma each had 4 points.
�We came up short by 11 points but not until after a valiant effort defensively,� said VHS Coach Marilyn Martyn. �Our teamwork was great but we just came up short with the buckets.�
The Lady Tanagers trailed 10-5 at the end of the first period, trailed 16-7 at halftime, and then trailed 30-15 after the third quarter.
�The freshman girls have been playing with 6 players most of the season,� said Coach Martyn. �In the games they�ve played together, they�ve won 9 and lost only 4.�
VHS saw its record fall to 7-8, while Yankton freshmen upped its mark to 10-3.
VHS hit 5 of 8 from the line while the Gazelles hit 4 of 4 from the line.
Even with the loss, the Lady Tanagers had several good individual efforts.
�These girls have unity, spirit and good teamwork values and should be a great asset to the team in future seasons ahead,� Coach Martyn said.
Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring � Jenna Gilkyson, 8, Allison Stewart, 4, Brooke Nelson, 4, Whitney Tolsma, 4, Kaylie Heesch, 2, Morgan Hollingsworth, 1. Rebounds � Gilkyson, 6. Assists � Gilkyson, 3. Steals � Morgan Hollingsworth, 2, Brooke Nelson, 2.
Individual Stats, Yankton freshman: Scoring � Kristen Christensen, 12, Karl Mello, 7, Mackenzie Willman, 4, Shams Ibarolle, 4, Anne Becker, 2, Sara Swanda, 2, Carrie Harrison, 2. Rebounds � Christensen, 7. Assists � Willman, 2. Steals � Mello, 3
Team rebounds: VHS � 23, Yankton freshmen � 28. Team fouls: VHS � 6, Yankton freshmen � 11.