Vermillion JV victorious over West Central

Vermillion JV victorious over West Central By Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers pulled away in the second half to defeat the West Central Trojans 59-46 in boys� basketball Jan. 6 at home. The Tanagers shot 52 percent from the field in the contest.

Jeff Donnelly scored 25 points.

�He did an excellent job of running the offense and keeping all of his teammates involved,� said Vermillion JV coach Jon Reuvers.

The Tanagers trailed 14-12 after the first quarter, led 29-25 at halftime, and then led 46-35 going into the final period.

�Despite a slow start, the junior varsity team played outstanding from top to bottom,� said Coach Reuvers. �They did a great job executing the game plan.�

The Vermillion JV improved its season mark to 4-1, while West Central fell to 2-3.

Vermillion made 6 of 14 three-point tries and connected on 5 of 13 from the line. The Tanagers hit 24 of 46 field goal attempts, while West Central was 20 of 59 from the field. West Central connected on 2 of 12 three-point attempts and made 4 of 8 free throw attempts.

Individual Stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Jeff Donnelly, 25, Jordan Boots, 18, Ryan Powell, 9, Ryan Gilbertson, 2, Andrew Pearson, 2, Emmanuel Schryvers, 2, Bobby Dykstra, 1. Rebounds � Pearson, 5, Dan Redlin, 4, Boots, 4, Donnelly, 4. Assists � Redlin, 4, Donnelly, 4, Boots, 4. Steals � Powell, 4.

Individual Stats, West Central: Scoring � Kelly Hofer, 17, Bucky Needles, 16, Jason Boll, 6, Lars Langrehr, 3, Nate Hagen, 2, Cain Hagen, 2. Rebounds � Needles, 8, Hofer, 6. Assists � Needles, 5. Steals � Hofer, 2.

Team rebounds: Vermillion JV � 29, West Central � 32. Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 5, West Central � 19.

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