Hill City Rangers fall to Tanagers 52-38 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers topped the Hill City Rangers 52-38 in varsity girls' basketball Sept. 29 at Lennox in The Ladybird Classic.
Carey Engstrom scored 14 points, and pulled down 10 rebounds. Tessa Tuetken contributed 14 points, four assists, four rebounds and one steal. Meggie Donnelly sank 11 points, pulled down four rebounds and made one assist.
"Carey Engstrom had her second double double in a row," said Vermillion varsity coach Lance Luitjens. "She continues to improve each game. Both Meggie Donnelly and Tessa Tuetken had solid performances as well, both offensively and defensively. They are really showing good leadership skills."
The Tanagers jumped in front 11-10 after the first quarter, led 27-15 after the second quarter, and then led 42-24 going into the fourth quarter.
The Tanagers committed only 7 turnovers in the victory.
"This was definitely a team effort," said coach Luitjens. "Our bench played as well as it has all year."
Each team now has a record of 7-3.
The Vermillion varsity sank 4 of 12 three-point attempts and connected on 16 of 26 free throw tries. The Tanagers made 16 of 43 field goal attempts, while Hill City was 12 of 40 from the field. Hill City sank 5 of 14 three-point attempts and hit 7 of 16 free throw tries.
Several significant individual efforts contributed to the win.
"Brittany Gilkyson did a great job coming off the bench and defending their quick point guard," coach Luitjens said. "We had many people contribute. Allison Stewart, Whitney Tolsma and Kayla Mollet gave quality minutes on the inside."
Individual Stats, Vermillion varsity: Scoring � Tessa Tuetken, 14, Carey Engstrom, 14, Meggie Donnelly 11, Abby Moore, 3, Allison Stewart, 3, Brittany Gilkyson, 2, Jackie Thomas, 2, Kayla Mollet, 2, Ashley Bjorkman, 1. Rebounds � Engstrom, 10, Abby Moore, 6. Assists � Tuetken, 4. Steals � Tuetken, 2, Stewart, 2, Gilkyson, 2.
Individual Stats, Hill City: Scoring � Alexis Krull, 15, Lisa Lyons, 7, Shannon Comer, 5, Rachelle Frasier, 4, Anna Nelson, 3, Brandy Fischer, 2, Mayrose Vorhees, 2. Rebounds � Frazier, 5, Comer, 4. Assists � Lyons, 2. Steals � Krull, 2.
Team rebounds: Vermillion varsity � 34, Hill City � 25. Team fouls: Vermillion varsity � 16, Hill City � 22.