Vermillion rally nips the Canton C-Hawks rallies to nip C-Hawks C-Hawks by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers rallied to nip the Canton C-Hawks 40-39 in varsity boys� basketball Jan. 26 at Vermillion.
Paul Tims made a 16-foot jump shot with 17 seconds left in the game to give the Tanagers a 40-39 lead which held up as a Canton last second shot was rebounded by Vermillion.
The Vermillion varsity had trailed by one going into the final period.
�Paul Tims� shot with 17 seconds left made a mark for him,� said Vermillion varsity Coach Troy Terronez of the clinching moment. �He�s a solid shooter, but he often looks to pass before taking a shot. This could get him to look at the basket more.�
The Tanagers led 13-11 at the end of the first period, led 26-21 at halftime, and then trailed 31-30 going into the final period.
The Vermillion varsity won the game from the field, making only 10 of 19 charity tosses compared with 11 of 18 for Canton.
�We did a good job of double-teaming their post players defensively,� said Coach Terronez. �This was a big step for us, since teams had been attacking our posts.�
The Vermillion varsity improved its season mark to 5-4, while Canton fell to 5-7.
The Vermillion varsity sank two of eight three-pointers. The Tanagers hit 14 of 29 field goal attempts, while Canton was 14 of 40 from the field. Canton hit zero of seven three-point tries.
The Tanagers had several important contributors in the close win.
�Nick Olson came off the bench to play some solid post defense for us,� Coach Terronez said. �He has been improving throughout the year and can expect more playing time as he improves. Jeremi Cowman added six assists and 7 points to the team effort.�
Individual Stats, Vermillion varsity: Scoring � Bo Nelson, 13, Jeremi Cowman, 7, Tim Russell, 7, Brett Hogen, 5, Eddie Filipovic, 5, Paul Tims, 3. Rebounds � Nelson, 7, Tims, 6. Assists � Cowman, 6.
Individual Stats, Canton: Scoring � Kyle Hoffman, 10, Matt Olsen, 9, Andy McCann, 8, Chris King, 5, Nick Koth, 4, Travis Hardie, 2, Andy Meng, 1. Rebounds � McCann, 6. Assists � King, 3.
Team rebounds: Vermillion varsity � 21, Canton � 20. Team fouls: Vermillion varsity � 20, Canton � 18.