Poor shooting leads to defeat; Cardinals beat Tanagers 59-48 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers were defeated by the South Sioux City Cardinals 59-48 in boys basketball Dec. 15 at home as the Tanagers shot just 32 percent from the field.
Tim Russell scored 7 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Bo Nelson added 15 points.
The Cardinal varsity jumped in front 20-9 after the first quarter, and held an edge of 11-7 in the second quarter. The Vermillion varsity had an advantage of 17-13 in the third period to cut the deficit to 44-33 going into the final period.
�We need to run our offense and get more players involved in the scoring,� said Vermillion varsity Coach Troy Terronez. �So far, we�ve been doing our scoring with one-on-one moves. Our percentages will increase with open looks from our screens.�
The loss dropped the Vermillion varsity to a record of 1-1, while the Cardinal varsity improved to 3-3.
The Vermillion varsity hit 5 of 18 three-point tries and connected on 9 of 30 free throw tries. The Tanagers hit 12 of 38 from the field, while the Cardinal varsity was 15 of 32 from the field. The Cardinal varsity made 7 of 16 three-point attempts and hit 8 of 13 free throw attempts.
Although defeated, the Tanagers had a number of fine individual efforts.
�Jon Brooks and Tim Broderson came into the game and provided the defense we were looking for,� Coach Terronez said. �We needed a spark and these two boys provided it with their hustle.�
Individual Stats, Vermillion varsity: Scoring � Bo Nelson, 15, Brett Hogen, 9, Terry Cowman, 7, Tim Russell, 7, Jon Brooks, 4, Tim Broderson, 3, Paul Tims, 2, Eddie Filipovic, 1. Rebounds � Russell, 11, Brooks, 5. Assists � Brooks, 4.
Individual Stats, Cardinal varsity: Scoring � Garett Carnell, 11, Chris White, 10, Ryan Patrick, 10, Steve Warner, 8, Mike Flynn, 6, Nick Conrad, 6, Chris Koch, 6, Reggie Reetor, 2. Rebounds � Conrad, 8, Reeter, 5. Assists � Flynn, 3.
Team rebounds: Vermillion varsity � 31, Cardinal varsity � 37. Team fouls: Vermillion varsity � 15, Cardinal varsity � 23.