Tanagers lose in thrilling double overtime with Canton

Tanagers lose in thrilling double overtime with Canton by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers lost to the Canton C-Hawks 45-43 in a knuckle-whitening double overtime thriller in freshman boys� basketball Jan. 25 at Canton.

The score was tied 36-36 after regulation.

Canton�s Josh Stahlecker scored all of the C-Hawks� seven points in the second overtime, and was 5 for 6 from the free throw line in the second extra period to seal the win.

�His final two free throws clinched the win for the C-Hawks,� said Vermillion freshmen coach Mark Iverson.

Kyle Mollet scored 17 points and grabbed four rebounds. Ben Oberle contributed with 12 points, five steals and four rebounds.

The Tanagers trailed 10-9 after the opening period, trailed 19-17 at halftime, and then trailed 27-22 going into the fourth quarter. The score was tied at 38 after the first overtime.

Both sides were plagued by turnovers, with the Tanagers turning it over 21 times, and the C-Hawks committing 25 turnovers.

�We didn�t seem to be together during the game, but we did start to play in the fourth quarter and in the overtimes,� said Coach Iverson.

The loss dropped the Vermillion freshmen to a record of 6-4, while Canton improved to 5-5.

The Vermillion freshmen made 1 of 6 three-pointers and connected on 8 of 13 free throw tries. The Tanagers made 17 of 37 field goals, while Canton was 17 of 46 from the field. Canton hit 1 of 8 three-point tries and connected on 10 of 13 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, Vermillion freshmen: Scoring � Kyle Mollet, 17, Ben Oberle, 12, Chris Teigen, 5, Chad Teigen, 3, Steve Foltz, 2, Jason Donald, 2, Brad Schaack, 2. Rebounds � Oberle, 4, Mollet, 4, Chad Teigen, 4. Steals � Chris Teigen, 5, Oberle, 5.

Individual Stats, Canton: Scoring � Chris Chaon, 22, Josh Stahlecker, 13, Tom Anderson, 4, Kasey Short, 4, Kelsey Severson, 2. Rebounds � Chaon, 5, Stahlecker, 3. Steals � Anderson, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion freshmen � 22, Canton � 25. Team fouls: Vermillion freshmen � 12, Canton � 17.

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