Hard-working Tanagers defeat Alcester-Hudson

Hard-working Tanagers defeat Alcester-Hudson by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers downed the Alcester-Hudson Cubs 46-33 in boys' basketball Feb. 16 at home as the winners led after each quarter.

Ryan Scheidel scored 12 points and pulled down five rebounds. Jeff Donnelly contributed with 11 points, four rebounds and four steals.

"Ryan and Jeff carried us offensively and their leadership on the floor is obvious," said Vermillion freshmen coach Kelly Knutson.

The Tanagers led 15-7 at the end of the first period, led 23-16 after the second period, and then led 36-22 after the third period.

The Cubs tried to keep things close from three-point range, hitting 4 of 8 from long distance.

"We played pretty well except for a few spurts in the second and third quarters," said coach Knutson.

The Vermillion freshmen now have a record of 4-5, while Alcester-Hudson fell to 4-7.

Vermillion made 10 of 19 free throw attempts. The Tanagers connected on 17 of 37 field goals, while Alcester-Hudson was 11 of 35 from the field. The Cubs sank 7 of 11 free throw attempts.

The Tanagers had several fine individual efforts in the victory.

"Every person on the team contributed tonight," coach Knutson said. "It is hard to decide on what five to have on the floor when everyone is working so hard."

Individual Stats, Vermillion freshmen: Scoring � Ryan Scheidel, 12, Jeff Donnelly, 11, Andrew Pearson, 6, Ryan Powell, 4, Bobby Dykstra, 4, A.J. Manning, 3, Ryan Gilbertson, 2, Paul Hammond, 2, Nick Rasmussen, 2. Rebounds � Scheidel, 5, Donnelly, 4, Rasmussen, 4. Assists � Gilbertson, 3. Steals � Donnelly, 4.

Individual Stats, Alcester-Hudson: Scoring � Chris Day, 14, Tyler Busch, 8, Mike Yaeger, 6, Alan Johnson, 3, Kyle Johnson, 2. Rebounds � Busch, 6, Yaeger, 5. Assists � Alan Johnson, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion freshmen � 24, Alcester-Hudson � 20. Team fouls : Vermillion freshmen � 12, Alcester-Hudson � 18.

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