Vermillion varsity clips Cardinals’ wings 55-48

Vermillion varsity clips Cardinals' wings 55-48 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers defeated the Arlington Cardinals 55-48 in boys' basketball Jan. 31 at Arlington.

"Arlington is a very good, young team," said Vermillion varsity coach Jason Huska. "They shoot the ball very well. We did a good job of taking care of the ball down the stretch and hitting our free throws. This was a great road win. I'm proud of our players' tenacious effort."

The Tanagers fell behind 16-15 at the end of the first period, led 26-22 after the second quarter, and then held a lead of 41-31 after the third quarter.

Vermillion improved its record to 9-5, while Arlington dropped to 9-4.

Vermillion connected on 15 of 18 from the line. The Tanagers hit 19 of 45 field goal attempts, while Arlington was 16 of 49 from the field.

Arlington made 7 of 25 three-point attempts and connected on 9 of 12 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, Vermillion varsity: Scoring � Nathan Boots, 16, Tyler Brown, 11, Dave Yutrzenka, 8, Collin Prosser, 6, Adam Brunick, 6, Kyle Mollet, 4, Chad Teigen, 2, Ben Oberle, 2. Rebounds � Prosser, 10, Brunick, 5. Assists � Chad Teigen, 3. Steals � Oberle, 2, Yutrzenka, 2.

Individual Stats, Arlington: Scoring � Mitch Boeck, 17, Jordan King, 14, Darren Mulder, 8, Eric Wuestewald, 6, B. Pickner, 3. Rebounds � Mulder, 8, Wuestewald, 5. Assists � Jon Sunberg, 2. Steals � King, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion varsity � 28, Arlington � 26. Team fouls: Vermillion varsity � 14, Arlington � 17.

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