VHS loses to Madison despite strong scoring

VHS loses to Madison despite strong scoring by Jim Prosser In spite of four players scoring in double figures, the Vermillion Tanagers were defeated by the Madison Bulldogs 79-68 in boys basketball Feb. 18 at home.

�Our starting five players have been working well together,� said VHS Coach Troy Terronez. �Bo Nelson had a super night with 24 points, but his teammates hit some shots to pull some pressure away from Bo. Tim Russell was strong inside and got Walker and Nielsen into foul trouble. �While these two were out, we were able to make a strong run to bring it within 1 point at 45-46,� Terronez added. �Then Madison responded with a 15-1 run.�

VHS lost the game from the free throw line, making 8 of 11 charity tosses compared with 21 of 30 for MHS. The Tanagers committed only 6 turnovers, but still picked up the loss.

The Tanagers fell behind 19-9 after the opening period, trailed 42-34 at halftime, and then trailed 63-46 after the third period.

The loss dropped VHS to a record of 2-13, while MHS improved to 14-2.

VHS sank 8 of 24 three-point attempts. The Tanagers sank 18 of 41 from the field, while MHS was 23 of 37 from the field. MHS hit 4 of 12 three-pointers.

VHS was out-rebounded 38-22.

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring � Bo Nelson, 24, Derrick Brown, 11, Jordan Thompson, 10, Tim Russell, 10, Cullen Iverson, 7, Brett Hogen, 6. Rebounds � Nelson, 8, Russell, 5. Assists � Brown, 5. Steals � Russell, 4.

Individual Stats, MHS: Scoring � Zak Heilman, 28, Tom Nielsen, 22, Tyler Walker, 8, Shawn Dorothy, 7, Trent Miller, 7, Corey Simpson, 3, Chris Fink, 3, Max Keating, 1. Rebounds � Nielsen, 13, Miller, 6, Heilman, 6. Assists � Dorothy, 6. Steals � Heilman, 3.

Team fouls: VHS � 22, MHS � 11.

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