Tanager JV girls defeat Orioles in overtime

Tanager JV girls defeat Orioles in overtime By Jim Prosser The Vermillion girls� junior varsity Tanagers defeated the Lennox Orioles 48-38 in an overtime battle in girls� basketball Jan. 21 at Vermillion.

The score was tied 38-38 after regulation.

Anna Sjolie scored eight points, including four of four free throws in overtime, pulled down five rebounds, and made two assists. Anna Isaacson contributed seven points, three rebounds, three assists and four steals.

�The victory was a total team effort,� said Vermillion JV coach Lenni Billberg.

The Tanagers fell behind 11-9 after the first quarter, led 21-18 at halftime, and then trailed 31-26 after the third period.

The contest was well-played, with the Tanagers committing only 9 turnovers and the Orioles committing only 8.

�We had stellar play from forwards Annika Sjolie and Brittni Stewart,� said coach Billberg. �Anna Isaacson really led the team defensively and kept us patient offensively.�

Vermillion improved its season mark to 3-4, while LHS fell to 6-4.

Vermillion connected on 3 of 6 three-point tries and sank 11 of 21 from the line. The Tanagers connected on 17 of 37 from the field, while LHS was 15 of 40 from the field. LHS made 3 of 8 three-pointers and connected on 5 of 11 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Brittni Stewart, 10, Kinsey Weydert, 8, Annika Sjolie, 8, Chelsea Gauer, 7, Anna Isaacson, 7, Paige Prosser, 3, Nicki White Lightning, 3, Krista Froke, 2. Rebounds � Weydert, 5, Sjolie, 5, Gauer, 4. Assists � Prosser, 3, Isaacson, 3. Steals � Isaacson, 4.

Individual Stats, LHS: Scoring � Ashley Buse, 13, Darcy Galbary, 5, Tristin Veitor, 5, Megan Goeman, 5, Christine Droge, 4, Kiley Mayfield, 2, Megan Mulder, 2, Kelsi Klusman, 2. Rebounds � Galbury, 6, Buse, 5. Assists � Mayfield, 2. Steals � Mayfield, 2.

Team rebounds: Vermillion JV � 25, LHS � 20. Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 11, LHS � 18.

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