Orioles beat Tanagers in varsity action 73-51

Orioles beat Tanagers in varsity action 73-51 by Jim Prosser In a game that was closer than the score indicated, the Vermillion Tanagers were defeated by the Lennox High School Orioles 73-51 in boys basketball Feb. 25 at Lennox after falling prey to a 22-10 second-quarter blitz.

VHS had been within eight going into the fourth period.

�We couldn�t handle their quickness against our zone and our man-to-man was ineffective as Lennox exploited their inside game with 26 fourth quarter points,� said VHS Coach Troy Terronez.

The teams were deadlocked 12-12 at the end of the first period, the Tanagers trailed 34-22 at halftime, and then trailed 47-39 going into the final period.

VHS saw its record fall to 3-17, while Lennox upped its mark to 10-8.

VHS sank 3 of 5 three-pointers and connected on 10 of 16 from the line. The Tanagers connected on 16 of 37 field goal attempts, while Lennox was 16 of 30 from the field. Lennox hit 10 of 23 three-point attempts and made 11 of 15 free throw attempts.

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring � Bo Nelson, 19, Tim Russell, 12, Derrick Brown, 8, Cullen Iverson, 6, Todd Anderson, 3, Jordan Thompson, 2, Landon Morse, 2. Rebounds � Tim Russell, 6, Nelson, 5. Assists � Thompson, 3. Steals � Brown, 3.

Individual Stats, Lennox: Scoring � Tom Hofer, 19, Ryan Kruse, 18, Mike Polzin, 15. Rebounds � Kruse, 5, Polzin, 4. Assists � Ryan Rothenberger, 4. Steals � Hofer, 2.

Team rebounds: VHS � 19, Lennox � 25. Team fouls: VHS � 15, Lennox � 17.

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