Poor shooting cause of Lady Tanager loss

Poor shooting cause of Lady Tanager loss by Jim Prosser The Vermillion varsity Tanagers lost to the Dakota Valley Panthers 38-30 in girls' basketball Feb. 10 at Dakota Valley as the Tanagers shot only 20 percent from the field.

"Our girls played hard tonight," said Vermillion coach Jamie Parish. "Unfortunately, the ball just wouldn't go in; we had some good shots that didn't fall and just couldn't get anything going offensively. Defensively, we played fairly well except for a small spurt during the third quarter when they got some easy looks at the basket."

The Tanagers led 9-8 after the opening period, trailed 18-13 at halftime, and then trailed 29-27 after the third period.

The loss dropped Vermillion to a record of 7-10, while Dakota Valley improved to 6-9.

Vermillion connected on 2 of 22 three-point tries and sank 6 of 13 free throw attempts. The Tanagers connected on 11 of 55 field goals, while Dakota Valley was 15 of 45 from the field. Dakota Valley connected on 0 of 7 three-point attempts and connected on 8 of 15 from the line.

Individual Stats, Vermillion: Scoring � Melissa Olson, 8, Jackie Thomas, 7, Annie Roche, 5, Michelle Olson, 4, Kayla Mollet, 4, Heather Walker, 2. Rebounds � Melissa Olson, 7, Mollet, 6, Walker, 6. Assists � Roche, 3. Steals � Thomas, 4, Roche, 4.

Individual Stats, Dakota Valley: Scoring � Heidi Rosenbaum, 14, Katie Rasmussen, 11, Ashley Farwell, 4, Kaitlin Hooks, 4, Megan Kahler, 3, Renae Keppen, 2. Rebounds � Rasmussen, 8, Keppen, 7, Rosenbaum, 7. Assists � Hooks, 3, Rosenbaum, 3. Steals � Farwell, 2, Hooks, 2.

Team rebounds: Vermillion � 33, Dakota Valley � 43. Team fouls: Vermillion � 17, Dakota Valley � 16.

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