Tanager freshmen lose 4th quarter lead

Tanager freshmen lose 4th quarter lead By Jim Prosser The Vermillion freshmen Tanagers lost a fourth-quarter lead and were downed by the Lennox Ladybirds 48-44 in girls� basketball Jan. 10 at Lennox.

VHS had led by seven after the third quarter.

�The girls all played hard and performed well for their first game,� said VHS freshmen coach Leah Bakke. �We have room for improvement, but are working very hard.�

The Tanagers led 14-10 at the end of the first period, led 21-20 at halftime, and then led 32-25 after the third period.

Vermillion�s freshmen team is still looking for the first win of the season, now standing at 0-1, while Lennox is now 2-0.

VHS made 1 of 5 three-point attempts and hit 19 of 33 from the line. The Tanagers sank 12 of 40 field goal attempts, while Lennox was 19 of 47 from the field. Lennox hit 1 of 6 three-point attempts and hit 9 of 19 free throw tries.

Individual stats, VHS freshmen: Scoring � Alicia Brown, 18, Annika Sjolie, 8, Brittni Bye, 7, Rachel Odens, 3, Stacy Bottolfson, 2, Margaret Mueller, 2, Anna Isaacson, 2, Kinsey Weydert, 2.

Individual stats, Lennox: Scoring � Whitney Smit, 16, Kelsi Klusmann, 16, Karen Larson, 8, Melissa Vlastuin, 3, Briana Mendel, 3, Kassie Loe, 2.

Team rebounds: VHS freshmen � 27, Lennox � 29. Team fouls: VHS freshmen � 21, Lennox � 23.

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