Vermillion JV defeats Lennox Orioles 45-41

Vermillion JV defeats Lennox Orioles 45-41 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers topped the Lennox Orioles 45-41 in boys' basketball Jan. 20 at Lennox. The Tanagers shot 50 percent from the field in the contest.

In the last two minutes, Rob Schaack hit two key field goals and Jared Burcham hit two key free throws for the win.

Vermillion JV jumped ahead 15-8 after the first quarter, but was outscored 18-14 in the second period and 8-6 in the third to lead 35-34 going into the final period.

The Tanagers committed only five turnovers in the victory.

"We played with more intensity and I was glad to see us play with the ability to keep the lead," said Vermillion JV coach Rex Huska.

The Vermillion JV hit 2 of 7 three-point attempts and made 7 of 10 free throw tries. The Tanagers hit 18 of 36 from the field, while Lennox was 15 of 45 from the field. Lennox connected on 3 of 11 three-pointers and hit 8 of 10 free throw tries.

The winners needed good efforts from several performers.

"Jared Burcham hit three of four shots and four of four free throws for 10 points," coach Huska said. "Dave Yutrzenka had seven rebounds and eight points. Jeremy Yankton hit two 3-pointers in the first quarter for six points."

Individual Stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Jared Burcham, 10, Dave Yutrzenka, 8, Jeremy Yankton, 6, Collin Prosser, 4, Rob Schaack, 4, Chris Teigen, 4. Rebounds � D. Yutrzenka, 7. Assists � J. Burcham, 4. Steals � J. Burcham, 4.

Individual Stats, Lennox: Scoring � Justin Vietor, 9, Todd Abbas, 9, Alan Muhlenkort, 7, Ben Walters, 6, Casey Fodness, 6. Rebounds � Todd Abbas, 6. Steals � Todd Abbas, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion JV � 33, Lennox � 25. Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 14, Lennox � 11.

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