Bad second half play leads to Tanager loss

Bad second half play leads to Tanager loss by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers were downed by the Lennox Orioles 47-35 in freshman boys' basketball Dec. 17 at home after falling prey to a 19-4 third-quarter deficit.

"We played a good first half, but committed 17 turnovers the second half," said Vermillion freshman coach Mark Iverson.

In the opening period, Kyle Brunick hit a half court shot at the buzzer to give the Tanagers a 13-12 lead.

The loss was aided by the Tanagers committing 25 turnovers.

The Tanagers jumped in front 13-12 after the first quarter, trailed 24-21 at halftime, and then trailed 43-25 going into the fourth quarter.

The Vermillion freshmen saw their record fall to 1-2, while Lennox upped its mark to 1-0.

The Vermillion freshmen made 4 of 7 three-pointers and made 3 of 10 from the line. The Tanagers connected on 14 of 41 field goals, while Lennox was 20 of 45 from the field. Lennox hit 2 of 8 three-point attempts and made 5 of 9 free throw tries.

Although defeated, the Tanagers had a number of fine individual efforts.

"Randy Kabambi scored 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds," Coach Iverson said.

Individual Stats, Vermillion freshmen: Scoring � Kyle Brunick, 11, Randy Kabambi, 10, Glen Foltz, 4, Mike Hanson, 4, Danny Shen, 3, Chonka Wilch, 2, Donny Stewart, 1. Rebounds � Kabambi, 10, Wilch, 6. Assists � Redlin, 2, Mike Preszler, 2. Steals � Joe Miller, 2.

Individual Stats, Lennox: Scoring � Bryant Larson, 15, Ryan Foss, 11, D.J. Krueger, 6, Brodie Mayfield, 4, John Olson, 4, Davis Oetken, 4, Justin Gabbert, 3. Rebounds � Foss, 8, Kruger, 7. Assists � Kruger, 3. Steals � Larson, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion freshmen � 27, Lennox � 25. Team fouls: Vermillion freshmen � 9, Lennox � 13.

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