Cavaliers hammered by Vermillion varsity by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers hammered the Bon Homme Cavaliers 79-50 in boys� basketball Jan. 8 at home in a win ignited by a first-quarter blitz.
Bo Nelson scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Paul Tims contributed 13 points and four rebounds, followed by Jeremi Cowman, who made 8 points and four assists.
�Bo attacked the basket hard, and played within the offense to score a solid 26 points,� said Vermillion varsity Coach Troy Terronez. �Paul contributed by hitting four of four from the 3-point line and Jeremi distributed the ball to the open man.�
The Tanagers jumped in front 24-9 at the end of the first period, led 41-24 at halftime, and then held a lead of 61-41 after the third quarter.
The Tanagers heated things up from three-point range, hitting 6 of 9 from long distance.
�The boys performed on both ends of the court,� said Coach Terronez. �Defensively, ball pressure forced some turnovers, and offensively, we executed the offense.�
The Vermillion varsity now has a record of 2-1, while Bon Homme varsity fell to 1-5.
The Vermillion varsity sank 19 of 33 free throw tries. The Tanagers sank 11 of 34 from the field, while the Bon Homme varsity was 16 of 28 from the field. The Cavaliers hit 9 of 22 from the line.
The Tanagers had several fine individual efforts in the victory.
�Adam Brooks provided some strong play for us off the bench,� Coach Terronez said. �He got into the game and made sure things happened simply by outworking the other team.�
Individual Stats, Vermillion varsity: Scoring � Bo Nelson, 26, Paul Tims, 13, Brett Hogen, 9, Jeremi Cowman, 8, Tim Russell, 6, John Holoch, 3, Nick Olson, 3. Rebounds � Nelson, 8, Tims, 4. Assists � Cowman, 4.
Individual Stats, Bon Homme varsity: Scoring � Zach Genant, 13, Casey Schieffer, 8, Gavin Pravecek, 7, Scott Ranek, 6, Mark Ranek, 5, Jason Humpal, 4. Rebounds � Schieffer, 5. Assists � Scott Ranek, 3.
Team rebounds: Vermillion varsity � 26, Bon Homme varsity � 23. Team fouls: Vermillion varsity � 25, Bon Homme varsity � 23.