Orioles’ rally overcomes Tanagers 52-45

Orioles' rally overcomes Tanagers 52-45 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers ended up on the wrong side of a fourth-quarter rally and were topped by the Lennox Orioles 52-45 in boys' basketball Dec. 16 at Lennox.

The Vermillion varsity had led by three after the third quarter.

Tyler Brown scored 14 points, grabbed five rebounds, made five steals and contributed five assists.

"We had a fine, complete floor game," said Vermillion varsity coach Jason Huska.

Vermillion jumped ahead 13-7 after the first quarter, but was outscored 14-12 in the second period and 14-13 in the third to lead 38-35 going into the final period.

"For three quarters we played well," said coach Huska. "We moved the ball and caused some problems for them. We just need to be able to stay aggressive no matter what defense the other team is in. The kids are playing hard and that's what we want."

The Vermillion varsity saw its record fall to 1-2, while LHS upped its mark to 1-0.

Vermillion hit 1 of 11 three-point tries and made 6 of 11 free throw attempts. The Tanagers hit 19 of 48 field goals, while LHS was 21 of 54 from the field. LHS hit 4 of 13 three-pointers and connected on 6 of 19 from the line.

Individual Stats, Vermillion varsity: Scoring � Tyler Brown, 14, Ben Oberle, 12, Nathan Boots, 4, Chris Teigen, 4, Dave Yutrzenka, 4, Kyle Mollet, 3, Matt Preszler, 2, Collin Prosser, 2. Rebounds � Mollet, 6, Brown, 5. Assists � Brown, 5. Steals � Brown, 5.

Individual Stats, LHS: Scoring � Tyler Larson, 13, A.J. Fodness, 12, Casey Fodness, 6, Todd Abbas, 6, Matt Larson, 4, Jason Loe, 4, Stephen Plucker, 4, Justin Victer, 3. Rebounds � A.J. Fodness, 8. Assists � Casey Fodness, 5. Steals � Larson, 4.

Team rebounds: Vermillion varsity � 31, LHS � 34. Team fouls: Vermillion varsity � 16, LHS � 15.

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