Lennox was too hot for Tanagers Feb. 22

Lennox was too hot for Tanagers Feb. 22 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers were downed by the Lennox Orioles 68-46 in varsity boys� basketball Feb. 22 at Lennox after getting off to a slow start.

�We didn�t come ready to play,� said Vermillion varsity coach Jason Huska. �Lennox did a good job of shooting. We can�t focus on this one. We need to get ready for districts and play basketball the way we are capable of playing.�

The Orioles ended up hot from three-point range, canning 10 of 13 from long distance.

The Tanagers trailed 23-6 after the first quarter, trailed 35-17 after the second period, and then trailed 53-32 after the third period.

The Vermillion varsity saw its record fall to 10-8, while Lennox upped its mark to 10-8.

The Vermillion varsity hit 17 of 25 from the line. The Tanagers connected on 13 of 34 field goals, while Lennox was 26 of 36 from the field. The Orioles connected on 6 of 7 free throw attempts.

Individual Stats, Vermillion varsity: Scoring � Nick Olson, 16, Jon Brooks, 8, Adam Brunick, 8, Nathan Boots, 7, Paul Tims, 5, Rob Schaack, 2. Rebounds � Olson, 4. Assists � Brooks, 4. Steals � Brooks, 5.

Individual Stats, Lennox: Scoring � Steve Kruse, 18, Ryan Rothenberger, 12, Clayton Wulf, 9, Justin VanderWard, 7, Mike Fodness, 6, Galen Hoogestraat, 6, Derek Gearman, 6, Tom Knock, 2. Rebounds � Wulf, 4. Assists � Rothenberger, 10. Steals � Kruse, 4.

Team rebounds: Vermillion varsity � 16, Lennox � 18. Team fouls: Vermillion varsity � 12, Lennox � 13.

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