South Sioux City defeats Vermillion by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers were defeated by the South Sioux City Cardinals 67-44 in boys basketball Dec. 17 at South Sioux City, NE after getting off to a slow start.
�South Sioux City, as expected, was an extremely quick team that shot very well in the first half,� said VHS Coach Troy Terronez. �Our defensive intensity the first half was very poor � especially compared to our first two games. You can not give a team like South Sioux City a big lead like we did and expect to be able to come back � it�s just too difficult a task.�
VHS lost the game from three-point range, making 1 of 7 from long range compared with 9 of 18 for SSC varsity.
The Tanagers trailed 26-7 after the first quarter, trailed 45-18 at halftime, and then trailed 60-31 going into the final period.
VHS is still looking for the first win of the season, now standing at 0-3, while SSC varsity is now 3-0.
VHS connected on 9 of 14 free throw attempts. The Tanagers made 16 of 34 field goals, while SSC varsity was 17 of 26 from the field. The Cardinals hit 6 of 8 free throw tries.
VHS was out-rebounded 35-23.
The Cardinals� Tommy Flynn was 5-5 from the field to spark an 11-14 team effort in the first quarter.
The Tanagers had some good individual efforts despite the score.
�We played much better the second half on both ends of the court,� Coach Terronez said. �I know our guys will regroup and be ready to play some good basketball after the holiday break. We�re looking forward to some better things in the new year 2000!�
Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring � Bo Nelson, 11, D. Brown, 10, Brett Hogen, 7, Landon Morse, 7, Todd Anderson, 3, Tim Russell, 3, James Clark, 2, Jordan Thompson, 1. Rebounds � Hogen, 6, Nelson, 4. Assists � Brown, 3.
Individual Stats, SSC varsity: Scoring � Flynn, 20, Jared Nobbe, 14, Garett Cornell, 12, Cole Reller, 6, Nate Phipps, 6. Rebounds � Reller, 8. Assists � Nobbe, 4. Steals � Cornell, 3.
Team fouls: VHS � 10, SSC varsity � 17.