Tanagers victims of third quarter deficit

Tanagers victims of third quarter deficit by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers were defeated by the South Sioux City Cardinals 70-43 in boys� basketball Dec. 14 at South Sioux City, NE after falling prey to a 22-7 third-quarter deficit.

�We did not play a very good game tonight,� said Vermillion varsity coach Jason Huska. �We especially didn�t shoot the ball well. We did get good looks at the basket but we just couldn�t knock �em down. At times we played good defense but when you turn the ball over as many times as we did it�s very difficult to win.�

The Tanagers jumped in front 12-11 after the first quarter, trailed 34-25 after the second quarter, and then trailed 56-32 after the third quarter.

The Vermillion varsity remained winless at 0-4, while South Sioux City is now 3-2.

The Vermillion varsity connected on 0 of 9 three-point tries and hit 9 of 13 free throw tries. The Tanagers sank 17 of 42 from the field, while South Sioux City was 25 of 49 from the field. South Sioux City made 7 of 16 three-point attempts and connected on 13 of 16 from the line.

Individual Stats, Vermillion varsity: Scoring � Nick Olson, 21, Jon Brooks, 11, Paul Tims, 5, Eric Rickord, 2, Nathan Boots, 2, Matt Bedard, 2. Rebounds � Nick Olson, 7, Tims, 5. Assists � Bedard, 4. Steals � Brooks, 3, Olson, 3.

Individual Stats, South Sioux City: Scoring � Chris Koch, 18, Chris White, 19, Reggie Rector, 11, Mike Bleil, 7, Nick Conrad, 7, Mike Flynn, 4, Justin Dykes, 2, Matt Mazurek, 1. Rebounds � White, 6, Conrad, 5. Assists � Gotch, 4. Steals � Gotch, 4.

Team rebounds: Vermillion varsity � 23, South Sioux City � 27. Team fouls: Vermillion varsity � 13, South Sioux City � 15.

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