Tanager JV girls defeat Parkston 36-22

Tanager JV girls defeat Parkston 36-22 By Jim Prosser The Vermillion girls� junior varsity Tanagers topped the Parkston Lady Trojans 36-22 in girls� basketball Jan. 7 at Vermillion in a win carried by a strong first quarter.

Alicia Brown had another breakout defensive effort, with 14 rebounds and three steals.

The Tanagers jumped in front 16-2 at the end of the first period, went into the locker room up 24-12 at halftime, and then held a lead of 30-15 after the third quarter.

�We were much improved,� said Vermillion JV coach Lenni Billberg. �This was a great start to the new year.�

The Vermillion JV now has a record of 2-2, while Parkston fell to 0-4.

Vermillion hit 0 of 5 three-point attempts and made 4 of 11 free throw attempts. The Tanagers made 16 of 48 field goals, while Parkston was 8 of 37 from the field. Parkston hit 0 of 3 three-point tries and connected on 6 of 14 free throw tries.

Vermillion held a 33-21 edge on the boards.

The Tanagers had several fine individual efforts in the victory.

�Rachel Odens provided a hearty rebounding force,� coach Billberg said. �Brittni Stewart scored 10 points against a very strong defender.�

Individual stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Brittni Stewart, 10, Chelsea Gauer, 8, Alicia Brown, 6, Krista Froke, 6, Kinsey Weydert, 4, Paige Prosser, 2. Rebounds � Stewart, 6, Brown, 4, Prosser, 4. Assists � Gauer, 3. Steals � Brown, 3.

Individual stats, Parkston: Scoring � Angie Herman, 6, Wendy Kunmer, 5, Becca Schieffer, 2, Emma Murtha, 2, Dannielle Herold, 2, Brandi Baumiller, 2, Krissa Marie Wirchman, 2, Jamie Castilla, 1. Rebounds � Castilla, 4. Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 12, Parkston � 7.

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