Vermillion JV nipped in overtime by Orioles

Vermillion JV nipped in overtime by Orioles by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers lost to the Lennox Orioles 59-52 in an overtime battle in junior varsity boys� basketball Jan. 17 at home.

The score was tied 48-48 after regulation.

Jared Burcham had a great fourth quarter by hitting three of four field goals. Two of them were 3-pointers.

�Adam Brunick added 10 points,� said Vermillion JV coach Rex Huska.

The Tanagers fell behind 14-11 at the end of the first period, trailed 23-22 after the second quarter, and then trailed 30-28 going into the fourth quarter.

The loss was aided by the Tanagers committing 20 turnovers.

�We have to play all four quarters,� said coach Huska. �We fell behind and then we had to have a great fourth quarter. And tonight, we just fell a little short.�

The loss dropped Vermillion JV to a record of 4-4, while Lennox improved to 3-4.

The Vermillion JV made 3 of 11 three-point attempts and made 13 of 23 free throw tries. The Tanagers sank 18 of 49 field goals, while Lennox was 17 of 42 from the field. Lennox sank 3 of 8 three-pointers and made 22 of 33 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Jared Burcham, 11, Adam Brunick, 10, Collin Prosser, 7, Jason Holoch, 7, Tyler Brown, 6, David Yutrzenka, 5, Rob Schaack, 4, Nathan Scheidel, 2. Rebounds � Prosser, 10, Yutrzenka, 6. Assists � Brunick, 2. Steals � Burcham, 3.

Individual Stats, Lennox: Scoring � Ben Walters, 12, Casey Fodness, 12, Alan Muhlenkort, 11, Todd Abbas, 10, Tyler Larson, 6, A.J. Fodness, 2, Reid Herrbolt, 2. Rebounds � Herrbolt, 6, Walters, 5. Assists � L. Fodness, 3. Steals � Abbas, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion JV � 33, Lennox � 36. Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 22, Lennox � 22.

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