Tanager JV rallies to defeat S.C. North in boy’s basketball

Tanager JV rallies to defeat S.C. North in boy's basketball by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers rallied to defeat the Sioux City North Stars 36-32 in boys' basketball Jan. 7 at home.

The Vermillion JV had trailed by three going into the final period.

The Vermillion JV's record after the win is 4-1. The Sioux City North season mark fell to 2-5.

Chad Teigen scored 8 points, including two 3-pointers, and had four steals and four assists. Ben Oberle scored 7 points, and had six rebounds, four steals and three assists. Kyle Mollet scored 7 points and had seven rebounds and two steals.

The Vermillion JV jumped ahead 14-6 after the first quarter, but was outscored 8-6 in the second period and 13-4 in the third to trail 27-24 going into the final period.

The Tanagers picked up the victory in spite of committing 22 turnovers.

"Our offense was a little erratic, scoring in spurts," said Vermillion JV coach Rex Huska. "In the first quarter, we had three 3-pointers and took an early lead. Our defense was fairly consistent, keeping the Stars with less than double digit scoring in the third and fourth quarters. We came alive offensively in the fourth quarter to put the game in the win column."

Vermillion JV made 4 of 14 three-pointers and sank 8 of 14 free throw attempts. The Tanagers sank 12 of 34 field goal attempts, while Sioux City North was 12 of 37 from the field. Sioux City North made 0 of 5 three-point attempts and sank 8 of 12 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Chad Teigen, 8, Ben Oberle, 7, Kyle Mollet, 7, Jared Burcham, 5, Chris Teigen, 4, Matt Preszler, 3, Jeremy Yankton, 2. Rebounds � Mollet, 7, Oberle, 6. Assists � Chad T., 4. Steals � Chad T., 4, Oberle, 4.

Individual Stats, Sioux City North: Scoring � Dimitri Reid, 11, Brian Hensley, 10, Joey Saul, 7, Ryan Williams, 4. Rebounds � Reid, 7, Hensley, 7. Assists � Kyle Utech, 2. Steals � Reid, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion JV � 19, Sioux City North � 23. Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 15, Sioux City North � 20.

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