VHS freshman team routs Panthers 52-23

VHS freshman team routs Panthers 52-23 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers routed the Dakota Valley Panthers 52-23 in freshman boys� basketball Feb. 5 at home. The Tanagers shot 58 percent from the field in the contest.

�Everyone played an outstanding game,� said Vermillion freshmen coach Mark Iverson. �We were able to do anything we wanted to. Hopefully, we will be able to build off of this.�

The Tanagers forced 20 Dakota Valley turnovers to help the victory.

The Tanagers took the lead 12-7 after the first quarter, and margins of 10-6 and 14-4 in the second and third quarters boosted the lead to 36-17 going into the final period.

Vermillion freshmen improved its season mark to 5-4, while Dakota Valley fell to

Vermillion freshmen hit 0 of 2 three-pointers and made 8 of 14 free throw tries. The Tanagers hit 22 of 38 field goals, while Dakota Valley was 5 of 38 from the field. Dakota Valley hit 3 of 8 three-point tries and sank 4 of 7 from the line.

A number of excellent individual efforts highlighted the win.

�Jason Donald and Kyle Mollet did an excellent job controlling the boards,� coach Iverson said.

Individual Stats, Vermillion freshmen: Scoring � Chad Tiegen, 11, Kyle Mollet, 14,

Jason Donald, 12, Dan Day, 4, Ben Oberle, 4, Matt Preszler, 3, Brad Schaack, 2, Steve Foltz, 2. Rebounds � Mollet,

7, Donald, 9. Assists � Mollet, 2, Teigen, 2. Steals � Teigen, 3.

Individual Stats, Dakota Valley: Scoring � Andre Harness, 14, John Pappas, 5, John Rickell, 4. Rebounds � Chris Harrell, 5. Assists � Rickell, 1. Steals � Harness, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion freshmen � 27, Dakota Valley � 23. Team fouls: Vermillion freshmen � 5, Dakota Valley � 10.

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