Tanager JV lets the lead slip away

Tanager JV lets the lead slip away by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers watched a fourth-quarter lead disappear and were defeated by the Lennox Orioles 57-47 in boys� junior varsity basketball Jan. 19 at Lennox after sinking under a 20-5 final-period deficit.

The Vermillion JV had led by five after the third quarter.

The Tanagers jumped in front 12-5 at the end of the first period, led 27-23 after the second quarter, and then held a lead of 42-37 after the third quarter.

The Vermillion JV saw its record fall to 3-2, while Lennox upped its mark to 5-1.

The Vermillion JV made 7 of 11 free throw attempts while the Orioles hit 14 of 22 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Nick Olson, 14, Nathan Boots, 8, Jeff Brevik, 7, Thad Roche, 7, Rob Schaack, 4, John Holoch, 3, Eric Rickord, 2, Matt Bedard, 1.

Individual Stats, Lennox: Scoring � Gearman, 15, Eppard, 12, Hoog, 10, Droge, 6, Strasset, 4, Knock, 4, Hofer, 2, Weber, 1.

Team fouls: Vermillion JV �17, Lennox � 17.

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