C-Hawks defeat Tanager JV 39-29

C-Hawks defeat Tanager JV 39-29 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion girls' junior varsity Tanagers were downed by the Canton C-Hawks 39-29 in basketball Feb. 7 at Canton after being buried by a first-half deficit.

"Our freshmen again played well together and the team really came alive in the second half," said Vermillion JV coach Lenni Billberg. "An ankle injury to our guard/forward slowed us down in the final four minutes."

Canton jumped in front 13-6 after the first quarter, and held an edge of 10-3 in the second quarter. The Vermillion JV had an advantage of 14-6 in the third period to shave the deficit to only 29-23 going into the final period.

Vermillion saw its record fall to 4-6, while Canton upped its mark to 5-5.

Vermillion made 2 of 6 three-point attempts and hit 7 of 16 free throw tries. The Tanagers made 9 of 30 field goal attempts, while Canton was 17 of 40 from the field. Canton made 3 of 6 three-pointers and connected on 2 of 6 free throw attempts.

Individual Stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Ellen Odson, 8, Brittney Babb, 7, Heather Walker, 4, Anna Isaacson, 3, Paige Prosser, 2, Alisha O'Connor, 2, Brandee Bolman, 2, Chelsea Gauer, 1. Rebounds � Babb, 6, Prosser, 5. Assists � Odson, 3.

Individual Stats, Canton: Scoring � Carrie Anderson, 13, Kelsey Larsgaard, 8, Emily Minihan, 6, Alicia Hardie, 6, Morgan Sorlie, 5, Megan Sandnas, 1. Rebounds � Sorlie, 5, Larsgaard, 5. Assists � Hardie, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion JV � 24, Canton � 19. Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 14, Canton � 16.

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