Black Raiders down VHS freshmen 49-41 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers were downed by the Sioux City East Black Raiders 49-41 in boys� basketball Dec. 10 at Vermillion .
Chad Teigen scored 23 points and grabbed five rebounds. Chris Teigen also had a good game with four steals and two assists.
The Tanagers jumped in front 15-12 at the end of the first period, trailed 24-23 at halftime, and then trailed 38-29 going into the final period.
�We need to improve on our ?on court� awareness,� said Vermillion freshmen coach Mark Iverson. �If we can improve on this, we will be a good team.�
The loss dropped the Vermillion freshmen to a record of 1-1, while Sioux City East improved to 2-0.
The Vermillion freshmen made 2 of 7 three-point attempts and sank 19 of 24 free throw tries. The Tanagers connected on 10 of 15 field goals, while Sioux City East was 23 of 43 from the field. Sioux City East sank 1 of 5 three-point attempts and connected on 2 of 13 free throw tries.
Even with the loss, the Tanagers had several good individual efforts.
�Chad Teigen had another good game, but we came up short,� Coach Iverson said.
Individual Stats, Vermillion freshmen: Scoring � Chad Teigen, 21, Chris Teigen, 6, Matt Preszler, 6, Kyle Mollet, 5, Steve Foltz, 2, Ben Oberle, 1. Rebounds � Chad Teigen, 5, Preszler, 5. Assists � Chris Teigen, 2. Steals � Chris Teigen, 4.
Individual Stats, Sioux City East: Scoring � Jordan Wall, 16, Tyson Williams, 14, Brandon Morehead, 6, Chris Staley, 5, Paul Moscquite, 2, Mike Austin, 2, Andy Moore, 2, Nick Paulson, 2. Rebounds � Well, 7. Assists � Williams, 2. Steals � Stacey, 3.
Team rebounds: Vermillion freshmen � 14, Sioux City East � 25. Team fouls: Vermillion freshmen � 16, Sioux City East � 20.