Arlington too strong for VHS varsity

Arlington too strong for VHS varsity By Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers were defeated by the Arlington Cardinals 71-58 in boys basketball Jan. 29 at home as the winners held the lead after each quarter.

�We played well at times again tonight,� said Vermillion varsity coach Jason Huska. �We need to extend that effort throughout the game. We had some good looks offensively but missed too many. Defensively, we allowed some penetration that really hurt us.�

The Tanagers trailed 14-12 at the end of the first period, trailed 35-28 at halftime, and then trailed 52-44 after the third quarter.

The loss dropped Vermillion varsity to a record of 4-8, while Arlington improved to 12-1.

Vermillion varsity hit 3 of 11 three-point attempts and sank 15 of 26 from the line. The Tanagers hit 20 of 51 field goals, while Arlington was 26 of 48 from the field. Arlington connected on 3 of 12 three-point attempts and connected on 16 of 26 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, Vermillion varsity: Scoring � Andrew Pier, 22, Matt Preszler, 10, Jason Donald, 8, Kyle Brunick, 7, Chad Teigen, 6, Ben Oberle, 5. Rebounds � Oberle, 7, Teigen, 7, Donald, 6. Assists � Teigen, 8. Steals � Teigen, 3.

Individual Stats, Arlington: Scoring � Jordan King, 28, Darren Mulder, 12, Mitch Bocek, 9, Bumper Picker, 8, Eric Wuestewald, 5, Clint Fisher, 4, Jon Sundberg, 3, Aaron Aylward, 2. Rebounds � Mulder, 11, King, 5, Boeck, 5. Assists � King, 6. Steals � King, 5.

Team rebounds: Vermillion varsity � 34, Arlington � 31. Team fouls: Vermillion varsity � 18, Arlington � 19.

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