Second quarter key to Vermillion victory

Second quarter key to Vermillion victory by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers beat the Sioux City North Stars 50-45 in boys' basketball Jan. 7 at home in a win keyed by a 15-3 second-quarter edge.

Jon Brooks scored 15 points, and had six assists. Nick Olson contributed with 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Tyler Brown added 7 points and made six steals.

The Tanagers fell behind 17-7 after the opening period, led 22-20 after the second period, and then held a lead of 37-34 going into the fourth quarter.

Vermillion varsity held onto the win from the free throw line, making 17 of 27 charity tosses to 7 of 10 for Sioux City North.

"This was more like the Tanagers," said Vermillion varsity coach Jason Huska. "We played great team defense. Offensively, we were patient and got good shots. This is a confidence builder."

Each team now has a record of 2-5.

Vermillion varsity hit 5 of 13 three-pointers. The Tanagers hit 14 of 39 field goal attempts, while Sioux City North was 17 of 50 from the field. Sioux City North sank 4 of 19 three-point tries.

Individual Stats, Vermillion varsity: Scoring � Jon Brooks, 15, Nathan Boots, 10, Nick Olson, 10, Tyler Brown, 7, Adam Brunick, 4, Jeff Brevik, 2, Dave Yutrzenka, 2. Rebounds � Olson, 11, Brevik, 7. Assists � Brooks, 6. Steals � Brown, 6.

Individual Stats, Sioux City North: Scoring � David Kalafut, 9, Chris Wilson, 9, Justin Hegg, 8, Adam Camenzend, 6, Greg Nelson, 5, Derie Manrique, 5, Dillen Allen, 2, Michael Henry, 1. Rebounds � Camenzend, 8, Hegg, 7. Assists � Manrique, 3. Steals � Kalafut, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion varsity � 29, Sioux City North-27. Team fouls: Vermillion varsity � 8, Sioux City North � 19.

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