Tanager freshmen down Lennox Orioles

Tanager freshmen down Lennox Orioles by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers downed the Lennox Orioles 27-23 in boys� basketball Dec. 14 at home as the winners led after each quarter.

�We played hard against a solid Lennox team,� said Vermillion freshmen coach Eric VanLaecken. �I thought we played well defensively.�

The Tanagers led 6-4 at the end of the first period, went into the locker room up 12-6 at halftime, and then led 20-13 going into the final period.

The Vermillion freshmen now have a record of 2-0.

Vermillion hit 2 of 6 three-point attempts and sank 5 of 6 from the line. The Tanagers connected on 10 of 25 field goals, while Lennox was 9 of 26 from the field. Lennox connected on 0 of 4 three-pointers and sank 5 of 10 from the line.

The Tanagers had several important contributors in the win.

�Dan Storm came off the bench and played well,� coach VanLaecken said.

Individual Stats, Vermillion freshmen: Scoring � Broc Gauer, 12, Jerrod Freidel, 5, Mike Ustad, 4, C.J. Haakinson, 4, Dan Storm, 2. Rebounds � Ustad, 7, Haakinson, 5. Assists � Gauer, 3. Steals � Gauer, 3, Jackson, 4, Freidel, 4.

Individual Stats, Lennox: Scoring � Joel Brewer, 4, Austin Eiacher, 4, Brandon Klinger, 4, Mike Ellefson, 9, Colton Buus, 2. Rebounds � Klinger, 11. Assists � Brewer, 2. Steals � Ellefson, 4.

Team rebounds: Vermillion freshmen � 21, Lennox � 21. Team fouls: Vermillion freshmen � 11, Lennox � 12.

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