Vermillion defeats Huskies Jan. 12

Vermillion defeats Huskies Jan. 12 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers pulled away in the second half to down the Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies 58-47 in varsity boys� basketball Jan. 12 at Dakota Valley at the Dakota Valley Classic tourney.

The Vermillion varsity had led by only two in the third period.

�Elk Point-Jefferson came ready to play and caused us a lot of problems,� said Vermillion varsity coach Jason Huska. �I�m proud of our kids. We hung in there and came away with the win.�

The Vermillion varsity carried the game from long range, making 6 of 17 three pointers to 2 of 9 for Elk Point-Jefferson.

The Tanagers jumped in front 15-13 after the opening period, led 30-28 at halftime, and then led 42-33 after the third period.

The Vermillion varsity improved its season mark to 3-4, while Elk Point-Jefferson fell to 3-6.

The Vermillion varsity made 8 of 10 from the line. The Tanagers made 22 of 45 field goal attempts, while Elk Point-Jefferson was 18 of 51 from the field. The Huskies sank 9 of 11 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, Vermillion varsity: Scoring � Nick Olson, 14, Nathan Boots, 13, Jon Brooks, 9, Jeff Brevick, 8, Eric Rickord, 6, Paul Tims, 4, Matt Bedard, 2, John Holoch, 2. Rebounds � Olson, 10. Assists � Brooks, 11. Steals � Brooks, 6.

Individual Stats, Elk Point-Jefferson: Scoring � Josh Guenther, 20, Ross Wilcox, 11, Blake Allard, 8, Nate Smith, 3, Bob Trune, 3, David Trudeau, 2. Rebounds � Guenther, 12. Assists � Allard, 5. Steals � Allard, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion varsity � 26, Elk Point-Jefferson � 18. Team fouls: Vermillion varsity � 15, Elk Point-Jefferson � 15.

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