Tanager JV hangs on, beats Cardinals 51-44

Tanager JV hangs on, beats Cardinals 51-44 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers topped the South Sioux City Cardinals 51-44 in boys' junior varsity basketball Dec. 20 at home as the winners held a slim lead after each quarter.

Chad Teigen scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Ben Oberle contributed with five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

The Tanagers led 8-6 at the end of the first period, went into the locker room up 23-18 at halftime, and then led 37-31 going into the final period.

The Tanagers heated things up from three-point range, hitting 4 of 8 from long distance.

"Just before the winter break it was good to play a good, hard second half of basketball and get a win," said Vermillion JV coach Rex Huska.

The Vermillion JV now has a record of 3-1, while South Sioux City fell to 1-3.

The Vermillion JV sank 11 of 19 free throw tries. The Tanagers sank 18 of 36 field goals, while South Sioux City was 17 of 36 from the field. The Cardinals hit 4 of 7 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Chad Teigen, 16, Matt Preszler, 11, Jason Donald, 7, Ben Oberle, 6, Jason Holoch, 5, Chris Teigen, 3, Kyle Mollet, 2. Rebounds � Chad Teigen, 10, Oberle, 5, Mollet, 5. Assists � Holoch, 5, Oberle, 4. Steals � Chris Teigen, 3, Oberle, 3.

Individual Stats, South Sioux City: Scoring � Brandon Bausch, 12, Brent Wojcik, 11, Jared Langle, 10, Eric Swanson, 7, Eric Billups, 2, Reese Porter, 2. Rebounds � Bausch, 5, Porter, 4. Assists � Langle, 4. Steals � Pat Heeney, 2.

Team rebounds: Vermillion JV � 30, South Sioux City � 24. Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 12, South Sioux City � 17.

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