Tanagers unable to thaw cold shooting

Tanagers unable to thaw cold shooting by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers were downed by the Lennox Orioles 60-45 in boys� basketball Dec. 14 at home as the Tanagers shot just 35 percent from the field.

�We played really good in the first half,� said Vermillion varsity coach Jason Huska. �In the second half, we did not execute the game plan. We can be a better team if we work together and do things each kid is capable of. We will get better. This was a disappointing loss.�

The Tanagers committed only seven turnovers, but still picked up the loss.

The Tanagers fell behind 12-8 at the end of the first period, trailed 30-25 at halftime, and then trailed 43-30 going into the fourth quarter.

Vermillion remained without a win at 0-3, while Lennox is now 1-0.

Vermillion made 3 of 16 three-pointers and made 12 of 24 free throw tries. The Tanagers sank 15 of 43 field goals, while Lennox was 22 of 46 from the field. Lennox made 6 of 16 three-pointers and hit 10 of 17 from the line.

Individual Stats, Vermillion varsity: Scoring � Chad Teigen, 13, Andrew Pier, 12, Chris Teigen, 4, Kyle Brunick, 4, Kyle Mollet, 3, Michael Preszler, 2. Rebounds � Pier, 10, Chad T., 7. Assists � Brunick, 2. Steals � Pier, 4.

Individual Stats, Lennox: Scoring � Justin Victor, 17, Jason Loe, 14, A.J. Fodness, 10, Matt Larsen, 6, Tony Snoozy, 5, Richard Munson, 5, Tyler Soria, 2, Bryant Larson, 1. Rebounds � Victor, 8, Fodness, 11. Assists � Snoozy, 3. Steals � Loe, 2.

Team rebounds: Vermillion varsity � 31, Lennox � 35. Team fouls: Vermillion varsity � 19, Lennox � 19.

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