Vermillion JV find groove, come from behind for win by Jim Prosser The Vermillion girls' junior varsity Tanagers rallied in the second half and then pulled away to down the Dakota Valley Panthers 38-26 in basketball Feb. 10 at Dakota Valley.
The Vermillion JV had trailed by five at halftime.
"After the freshmen opened the lid on the hoop, the Tanagers fought for a come from behind victory," said Vermillion JV coach Lenni Billberg. "Brittney Babb's defensive presence made the difference early in the third quarter which led to a hoard of Red ladies finding their groove."
The Tanagers fell behind 7-0 after the first quarter, but advantages of 9-7 and 14-4 in the second and third quarters gave them a lead of 23-18 going into the final period.
The Vermillion JV now has a record of 5-6, while Dakota Valley fell to 3-8.
Vermillion sank 9 of 16 free throw tries while the Panthers made 4 of 14 free throw attempts.
Individual Stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Chelsea Gauer, 11, Ellen Odson, 8, Heather Walker, 6, Anna Isaacson, 4, Annika Sjolie, 4, Brittney Babb, 3, Brandee Bolman, 2.
Individual Stats, Dakota Valley: Scoring � Catherine Anthony, 10, Laura Hildebrand, 5, Eileen Anthony, 5, Emily Gramm, 2, Margie Anthony, 2, Laura Bartek, 2.
Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 12, Dakota Valley � 14.