Tanager JV nips the Cardinals 50-49

Tanager JV nips the Cardinals 50-49 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers rallied to nip the South Sioux City, NE Cardinals 50-49 in boys� basketball Dec. 13 at home.

The Vermillion JV had trailed by two at halftime.

�We played well overall,� said Vermillion JV coach Jon Reuvers. �It took us a while to get started, and we battled until the end. We had good group contributions from top to bottom.�

Vermillion carried the game from long range, making 7 of 10 three pointers to 2 of 6 for South Sioux City.

The Tanagers trailed 15-12 at the end of the first period, trailed 28-26 at halftime, and the contest was deadlocked 42-42 after the third quarter.

Vermillion improved its record to 3-1, while South Sioux City dropped to 4-2.

Vermillion sank 5 of 8 free throw attempts. The Tanagers connected on 18 of 35 field goals, while South Sioux City was 23 of 39 from the field. The Cardinals connected on 1 of 6 free throws.

Individual Stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Jordan Boots, 23, Jeff Donnelly, 11, Ryan Powell, 6, Bobby Dykstra, 6, Dan Redlin, 2, Andrew Pearson, 2. Rebounds � Donnelly, 10, Dykstra, 8. Assists � Powell, 3. Steals � Donnelly, 2.

Individual Stats, South Sioux City: Scoring � Jacob Bell, 15, Nick Gangestad, 12, Mike Lethcoe, 8, Lee Orr, 6, Nick Horan, 4, Justin Barnes, 4. Rebounds � Orr, 9, Barnes, 6. Assists � Horan, 3. Steals � Lethcoe, 2.

Team rebounds: Vermillion JV � 25, South Sioux City � 26. Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 10, South Sioux City � 14.

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