Tanagers easily defeat Cubs

Tanagers easily defeat Cubs by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers shot down the Alcester-Hudson Cubs 50-32 in boys� basketball Jan. 21 at home. The Tanagers shot 53 percent from the field in the contest.

Jon Brooks scored 17 points, including three 3-pointers, and made three assists.

The Tanagers took the lead 17-9 after the first quarter, and margins of 11-6 and 8-2 in the second and third quarters boosted the lead to 36-17 going into the final period.

�We played a very good defensive game,� said Vermillion varsity coach Jason Huska. �We took good shots offensively and played pressure defense. This was a good win for the kids.�

The Vermillion varsity improved its season mark to 6-4, while Alcester-Hudson fell to 4-7.

The Vermillion varsity hit 3 of 9 three-point tries and connected on 9 of 11 free throw attempts. The Tanagers hit 19 of 36 from the field, while Alcester-Hudson was 11 of 41 from the field. Alcester-Hudson connected on 2 of 12 three-pointers and sank 8 of 11 free throw attempts.

A number of excellent individual efforts highlighted the win.

�Nick Olson contributed with 15 points, 11 rebounds and four steals,� coach Huska said.

Individual Stats, Vermillion varsity: Scoring � Paul Tims, 5, Nick Olson, 15, Jeff Brevik, 9, Jon Brooks, 17, Nathan Boots, 2, John Holoch, 2. Rebounds � Olson, 11, Brevik, 7. Assists � Eric Rickord, 5. Steals � Olson, 4.

Individual Stats, Alcester-Hudson: Scoring � Trace McKellips, 6, Craig Doty, 6, Mark Smith, 6, Scott Neu, 4, Kyle Paulson, 4, Keith Doty, 2, Doug Noble, 2, Jared Anderson, 2. Rebounds � Neu, 4. Assists � McKellips, 2.

Team rebounds: Vermillion varsity � 28, Alcester-Hudson � 18. Team fouls: Vermillion varsity � 12, Alcester-Hudson � 14.

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