Huskies top Vermillion girls’ JV 38-33

Huskies top Vermillion girls' JV 38-33 By Jim Prosser The Vermillion girls� junior varsity Tanagers lost a second-half lead and were topped by the Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies 38-33 in girls� basketball Jan. 18 at Elk Point-Jefferson.

Vermillion JV had led by one at halftime.

Anna Isaacson really led the team with a strong effort offensively, scoring eight points, and defensively with two steals.

The Tanagers trailed 9-8 at the end of the first period, led 19-18 at halftime, and then trailed 30-21 going into the fourth quarter.

�A strong fourth quarter was not enough to bring the girls to victory,� said Vermillion JV coach Lenni Billberg.

The loss dropped Vermillion JV to a record of 2-4, while Elk Point-Jefferson improved to 6-3.

Vermillion connected on 2 of 4 three-point tries and made 3 of 11 free throw tries. The Tanagers made 14 of 32 field goals, while Elk Point-Jefferson was 15 of 34 from the field. Elk Point-Jefferson hit 2 of 6 three-point tries and connected on 6 of 12 free throw tries.

Even with the loss, the Tanagers had several good individual efforts.

�Annika Sjolie had another strong performance,� coach Billberg said. �Kristina Blythe played her best defense of the year. Chelsea Gauer had a breakout offensive night with 10 points.�

Individual Stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Chelsea Gauer, 10, Anna Isaacson, 8, Brittni Stewart, 5, Paige Prosser, 4, Kinsey Weydert, 2, Kristina Blythe, 2, Annika Sjolie, 2. Rebounds � Stewart, 6, Prosser, 4. Assists � Stewart, 2. Steals � Isaacson, 2, Stewart, 2.

Individual Stats, Elk Point-Jefferson: Scoring � Mary Nebelsick, 13, Hannah Wilkinson, 6, Alex Staum, 5, Kelsey Pace, 4, Linley McInerney, 2, Nicola Obeney, 3, Anna Erickson, 2, Ashley Begnoche, 2, Heidi Erickson, 1. Rebounds � McInerney, 5. Assists � Staum, 3. Steals � McInerney, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion JV � 18, Elk Point-Jefferson � 19. Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 13, Elk Point-Jefferson � 11.

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