Tanagers rally to defeat Trojans 45-37

Tanagers rally to defeat Trojans 45-37 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers rallied to defeat the West Central Trojans 45-37 in boys' basketball Jan. 30 at home.

The Vermillion JV had trailed by four at halftime.

The Vermillion JV improved its record to 8-2. The West Central season mark fell to 5-6.

"Despite our poor start, we had a great comeback to take our first 26-20 lead at the end of the third quarter, then 35-34 at 6:45 in the fourth and held on for the rest of the game," said Vermillion JV Coach Rex Huska.

The Tanagers fell behind 10-3 after the first quarter, but advantages of 6-3 and 17-7 in the second and third quarters gave them a lead of 26-20 going into the final period.

The Vermillion JV hit 2 of 6 three-pointers and connected on 7 of 12 free throw tries. The Tanagers connected on 16 of 41 from the field, while West Central was 11 of 37 from the field. West Central connected on 3 of 9 three-pointers and hit 12 of 17 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Kyle Mollet, 18, Chad Teigen, 8, Matt Preszler, 7, Ben Oberle, 6, Nathan Scheidel, 4, Jason Donald, 2. Rebounds � Oberle, 5, Donald, 5. Assists � Jared Burcham, 4. Steals � Oberle, 3, Donald, 3, Steve Foltz, 3.

Individual Stats, West Central: Scoring � Kyle Johnson, 18, Joe Stavig, 8, Brad Tyler, 7, Chad Jager, 4. Rebounds � Stavig, 5, Johnson, 5. Assists � Tyler, 3. Steals � Johnson, 2.

Team rebounds: Vermillion JV-25, West Central-24. Team fouls: Vermillion JV-19, West Central-15.

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