‘Sloppy play’ leads to 59-51 Vermillion JV loss

'Sloppy play' leads to 59-51 Vermillion JV loss by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers lost to the Pierce, NE Arrows 59-51 in boys' basketball Jan. 13 at home.

"Sloppy play with too many turnovers finally caught up with us," said Vermillion JV coach Jon Ruevers. "The result was a loss."

The Vermillion JV lost the game from three-point range, making 3 of 9 from long range compared with 6 of 12 for Pierce. The loss was aided by the Tanagers committing 20 turnovers.

The Tanagers jumped in front 16-14 at the end of the first period, trailed 32-24 at halftime, and then trailed 44-40 after the third quarter.

The Vermillion JV dropped its first game of the season and is now 4-1, while Pierce is now 5-1.

The Vermillion JV connected on 2 of 6 free throw tries. The Tanagers hit 23 of 48 field goals, while Pierce was 23 of 48 from the field. The Arrows sank 9 of 22 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Randy Kabambi, 17, Andrew Pier, 16, Jason Donald, 5, Kyle Brunick, 4, Michael Preszler, 3, Bobby Punt, 2, Joe Miller, 2. Rebounds � Kabambi, 12, Pier, 4, Punt, 4. Assists � Brunick, 4. Steals � Preszler, 4.

Individual Stats, Pierce: Scoring � Max Froelich, 17, Craig Wachter, 11, Anthony Jelinek, 5, Dustin Weber, 5, Tyler Haas, 6, Trevor Bertch, 4, Anthony Fehringer, 4, Brett Suckstorf, 2, Justin Prince, 2. Rebounds � Wacker, 7, Froelich, 5. Assists � Jelinek, 3, Weber, 3. Steals � Froelich, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion JV � 29, Pierce � 21. Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 18, Pierce � 15.

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