Freshman Tanagers win in overtime play

Freshman Tanagers win in overtime play The Vermillion freshman Lady Tanagers defeated the Parker Pheasants 29-27 in a tight overtime battle in girls basketball Oct. 25 at Parker.

The score was tied 27-27 after regulation.

Brooke Nelson scored two free throws in the extra period to deliver the win.

Jenna Gilkyson scored 8 points, pulled down 4 rebounds and made 1 steal.

The Lady Tanagers fell behind 11-2 at the end of the first period, trailed 17-8 at halftime, and then trailed 22-16 after the third period.

The Lady Tanagers committed only 7 turnovers in the victory.

�It was a very exciting game and we�re certainly happy to get this win on the road,� said VHS Coach Marilyn Martyn. �We played very well defensively again in this game.�

VHS improved its record to 7-4, while the Parker freshman team dropped to 6-4.

VHS sank 15 of 18 free throw attempts while the Pheasants hit 4 of 4 free throw tries.

Several individual efforts helped in the win.

�Whitney Tolsma scored 4 points, pulled down 2 rebounds, made 1 assist and 4 steals,� Coach Martyn said.

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring � Allison Stewart, 8, Jenna Gilkyson, 8, Brooke Nelson, 6, Whitney Tolsma, 4, Kaylie Heesch, 3. Rebounds � Gilkyson, 4, Heesch, 3. Assists � Morgan Hollingsworth, 2. Steals � Tolsma, 4.

Individual Stats, Parker freshman: Scoring � Breann Richards, 12, Steph Roth 6, Autumn Good, 5, Ashley Clites, 2, Brandi Duerksen, 2. Rebounds � Good, 3. Assists � Roth, 2. Steals � Richards, 2.

Team rebounds: VHS � 12, Parker freshman � 12. Team fouls: VHS � 14, Parker freshman � 18.

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