Tanager JV wins in overtime play

Tanager JV wins in overtime play by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers barely escaped an upset in downing the Harrisburg Tigers 30-29 in a tight overtime battle in boys� basketball Dec. 7 at Harrisburg.

The score was tied 28-28 after regulation.

�In the last eight minutes of the game, we played the best defense so far this season,� said Vermillion JV Coach Rex Huska.

Both sides were plagued by turnovers, with the Tanagers turning it over 19 times, and the Tigers committing 20 turnovers.

The Tanagers led 9-6 at the end of the first period, went into the locker room up 17-14 at halftime, and then led 25-21 going into the fourth quarter.

The Vermillion JV improved its record to 1-1, while Harrisburg dropped to 0-1.

The Vermillion JV made 2 of 10 three-point tries and hit 6 of 12 free throw attempts. The Tanagers hit 11 of 35 field goal attempts, while Harrisburg was 11 of 40 from the field. Harrisburg sank 0 of 7 three-point attempts and made 7 of 14 from the line.

Individual Stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Adam Brunick, 13, Collin Prosser, 8, Tyler Brown, 4, Nathan Scheidel, 2, Jason Holoch, 1, David Yutrzenka, 1. Rebounds � Brunick, 7, Prosser, 6, Yutrzenka, 6. Assists � Brunick, 2. Steals � Brunick, 4.

Individual Stats, Harrisburg: Scoring � Nathan Giese, 6, Ryan Huber, 5, Jim Hayes, 4, Chris Soukup, 4, Seth Fischer, 4, Matt Ramsted, 4, Ben Eisele, 2. Rebounds � Soukup, 5, Giese, 5. Steals � Fischer, 2.

Team rebounds: Vermillion JV � 25, Harrisburg � 24. Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 12, Harrisburg � 16.

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