Tanager freshmen defeat Dakota Valley Panthers 28-21

Tanager freshmen defeat Dakota Valley Panthers 28-21 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion freshman Tanagers rallied to top the Dakota Valley Panthers 28-21 in girls' basketball Feb. 10 at Dakota Valley.

The VHS freshmen had trailed by one at halftime.

"Great team effort to thwart a much larger physical team," said VHS freshmen coach Heather Walker. "Annika Sjolie and Brittni Stewart set the tone defensively which carried us through."

The contest was well-played, with the Tanagers committing only 3 turnovers and the Panthers committing only 6.

The Tanagers trailed 10-7 at the end of the first period, trailed 12-11 at halftime, and then held a lead of 20-18 after the third period.

The VHS freshmen improved its record to 4-4, while Dakota Valley dropped to 3-6.

The VHS freshmen sank 4 of 11 free throw attempts while the Panthers made 3 of 5 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, VHS freshmen: Scoring � Chelsea Gauer, 13, Brittni Stewart, 7, Annika Sjolie, 4, Kinsey Weydert, 2, Anna Isaacson, 2.

Individual Stats, Dakota Valley: Scoring � Erica Anthony, 10, Sarah Nejse, 6, Hannah Morford, 2, Emily Gamm, 2, Brittney Robbitt, 1.

Team fouls: VHS freshmen � 12, Dakota Valley � 14.

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