Odson lifts JV to win over Wagner

Odson lifts JV to win over Wagner by Jim Prosser Ellen Odson sank three of four free throws with under one minute left in the game as the Vermillion girls' junior varsity Tanagers rallied to beat the Wagner Red Raiders 34-30 in basketball action Jan. 28 at Vermillion.

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

"She helped clinch the game," said Vermillion JV coach Kelly Knutson of the clinching moment.

Kayla Mollet scored 8 points, grabbed six rebounds and made two steals.

"Kayla stepped up as a leader tonight; she played great defense and hustled every second she was in there," said coach Knutson.

The Tanagers trailed 14-8 at the end of the first period, trailed 18-12 at halftime, and then trailed 20-19 after the third quarter.

"We played very well after a disappointing effort against Lennox on Friday," said coach Knutson.

The Vermillion JV improved its season mark to 4-3, while Wagner fell to 8-2.

The Vermillion JV hit 2 of 5 three-point tries and sank 8 of 16 free throw attempts. The Tanagers connected on 12 of 32 field goal attempts, while Wagner was 11 of 35 from the field. Wagner sank 1 of 5 three-pointers and connected on 7 of 12 free throw tries.

The Tanagers had several important contributors in the close win.

"Tera Dehner had five points and four rebounds playing with a broken finger," coach Knutson said.

Individual stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Kayla Mollet, 8, Ellen Odson, 6, Tera Dehner, 5, Heather Walker, 5, Alicia O'Connor, 4, Ashley Hofer, 3, Kelsie Austin, 2, Brittany Babb, 1. Rebounds � Mollet, 6, Dehner, 4. Assists � Odson, 3, O'Connor, 2. Steals � Odson, 3.

Individual Stats, Wagner: Scoring � Janelle Kuhlman, 8, Jenae Jaeger, 6, Kaitlin Cooter, 6, Leslie Crow, 3, Ali Jaeger, 3, Brittany Stone, 2, Michelle Lake, 2. Rebounds � Kuhlman, 5, Jaeger, 4. Assists- Kuhlman, 2.

Team rebounds: Vermillion JV-23, Wagner-21. Team fouls: Vermillion JV-14, Wagner-18.

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