VHS JV overcomes first quarter deficit

VHS JV overcomes first quarter deficit by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers pulled away in the second half to down the Pierce, NE Blue Jays 48-32 in boys' basketball Jan. 14 at Pierce, NE. The Tanagers shot 54 percent from the field in the contest.

The Tanagers had trailed by six earlier in the first period.

The Vermillion JV's record moved to 6-2 after the win. The Pierce season mark fell to 3-4.

Kyle Mollet scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds. Mollet hit six of seven field goals.

The Tanagers fell behind 15-11 after the opening period, went into the locker room up 23-17 at halftime, and then led 39-25 going into the final period.

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

"I thought our shot selection was better than in past games," said Vermillion JV coach Rex Huska. "We made 15 of 27 two-pointers, and 4 of 8 three pointers."

The Vermillion JV connected on 6 of 8 free throw tries. The Tanagers sank 19 of 35 field goal attempts, while Pierce was 14 of 45 from the field. The Blue Jays sank 1 of 4 free throw tries.

The Tanagers had some excellent individual efforts in the win.

"Ben Oberle and Chad Teigen each added 10 points," coach Huska said.

Individual Stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Kyle Mollet, 14, Ben Oberle, 10, Chad Teigen, 10, Chris Teigen, 7, Nathan Scheidel, 5, Jason Donald, 2. Rebounds � Mollet, 5, Chad Teigen, 3. Assists � Chris Teigen, 3. Steals � Chad Teigen, 5, Oberle, 3.

Individual Stats, Pierce: Scoring � Brian Herbsheimer, 9, Cody Silhacek, 4, Cole Tietgen, 4, Ryan Jenkins, 7, Zach Heath, 3, Tyler Krueger, 2, Charles Warneke, 2, Scott Wachter, 1. Rebounds � Wachter, 3, Krueger, 2. Assists � Warneke, 3. Steals � Silhacek, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion JV-20, Pierce-20. Team fouls: Vermillion JV-9, Pierce-11.

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