Tanagers rally to defeat Lennox 35-31

Tanagers rally to defeat Lennox 35-31 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers rallied to defeat the Lennox Orioles 35-31 in boys' basketball Dec. 16 at Lennox in a matchup that was close throughout.

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

It was a total team effort and an outstanding performance.

The Tanagers jumped in front 10-9 after the first quarter, trailed 16-14 after the second quarter, and then trailed 27-24 after the third quarter.

The Vermillion JV held onto the win from the free throw line, making 17 of 24 charity tosses to 1 of 7 for LHS.

"The JV team performed well and showed glimpses of what this team can do," said Vermillion JV Coach Jon Ruevers. "Great effort on defense; our team defense won the game."

The Vermillion JV now has a record of 2-0, while LHS fell to 0-1.

The VHS junior varsity hit 0 of 3 three-point tries. The Tanagers made 9 of 19 field goals, while LHS was 14 of 32 from the field. LHS connected on 2 of 4 three-point attempts.

Individual Stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Andrew Pier, 14, Randy Kabambi, 12, Mikeal Preszler, 3, Danny Redlin, 2, Steve Fultz, 2, Mike Hanson, 2. Rebounds � Kabambi, 7, Kyle Brunick, 5. Assists � Pier, 2. Steals � Kabambi, 4.

Individual Stats, LHS: Scoring � Jason Loe, 13, Brody Mayfield, 10, Paul Rann, 6. Rebounds � Mayfield, 6.

Team rebounds: Vermillion JV � 21, LHS � 15. Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 12, LHS �17.

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