Tanagers pull away to beat the Trojans

Tanagers pull away to beat the Trojans By Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers pulled away in the last stanza to defeat the Parkston Trojans 43-36 in boys� basketball Jan. 7 at home.

The game had been tied 25-all heading into the final quarter.

Jeff Donnelly scored 14 points, pulled down five rebounds, made five steals and four blocks.

The Tanagers jumped in front 13-8 after the first quarter, led 20-17 after the second period, and the score was 25-all after the third period.

�We pulled out a victory despite not playing up to our normal levels,� said Vermillion JV coach Jon Reuvers. �The kids are still learning and work hard to be better.�

Vermillion improved its record to 5-1, while Parkston dropped to 3-3.

Vermillion hit 1 of 7 three-point attempts and connected on 8 of 10 free throw tries. The Tanagers sank 17 of 47 field goals, while Parkston was 15 of 42 from the field. Parkston hit 2 of 9 three-point tries and sank 4 of 8 from the line.

Individual stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Jeff Donnelly, 19, Jordan Boots, 10, Ryan Powell, 6, Bobby Dykstra, 6, Andrew Pearson, 2. Rebounds � Pearson, 7, Donnelly, 5. Assists � Dykstra, 4. Steals � Donnelly, 5.

Individual stats, Parkston: Scoring � Matt Neugebauer, 12, Jeremy Sudbeck, 9, Jacob Holden, 6, Trevor Frendenthal, 5, Myles Zirpel, 4. Rebounds � Sudbeck, 5, Neugebauer, 4. Steals � Phil Hoffman, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion JV � 31, Parkston � 25. Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 11, Parkston � 11.

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