VHS freshmen hammer Panthers by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers hammered 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 anything we wanted to. Hopefully we will be able to build off of this.�
The Tanagers forced 20 Dakota Valley turnovers to provide a big assist for 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.
The Vermillion freshmen improved its record to 7-4, while Dakota Valley dropped to 5-8.
The Vermillion freshmen sank 0 of 2 three-pointers and hit 8 of 14 free throw attempts. The Tanagers sank 22 of 38 field goals, while Dakota Valley was 5 of 38 from the field. Dakota Valley made 3 of 8 three-pointers and hit 4 of 7 from the line.
The Tanagers had some excellent individual efforts in the win.
�Jason Donald and Kyle Mollet did an excellent job controlling the boards,� Coach Iverson said.
Individual Stats, Vermillion freshmen: Scoring � Chad Teigen, 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 � Andra Harness, 14, John Pappa, 5, Jon 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.