Freshmen battle Beresford for victory

Freshmen battle Beresford for victory By Jim Prosser In a back-and-forth contest, the Vermillion Tanagers battled to a tough up-and-down win over the Beresford Watchdogs 30-22 in boys� basketball Feb. 1 at Beresford.

The game see-sawed back and forth until Vermillion freshmen took control in the closing stanza. The score was even at 20-20 going into the fourth quarter.

Jackson Freidel played a solid, all-around game.

The Tanagers fell behind 7-2 after the opening period, the score was 12-12 after the second quarter, and the score was 20-all after the third quarter.

Vermillion held onto the win from the free throw line, making 11 of 25 charity tosses to 2 of 6 for Beresford.

�We played much better both defensively and offensively,� said Vermillion freshmen coach Eric VanLaecken.

Vermillion improved its record to 4-4, while Beresford dropped to 2-6.

Vermillion hit 1 of 5 three-point attempts. The Tanagers hit 9 of 29 from the field, while Beresford was 8 of 34 from the field. Beresford hit 4 of 10 three-point tries.

Individual stats, Vermillion freshmen: Scoring � Jackson Freidel, 8, Mikal Ustad, 7, Jordan Merrigan, 5, Jerrod Freidel, 4, Ryan Husby, 3, Cody Miller, 2, C.J. Haakinson, 1. Rebounds � Merrigan, 4, Ustad, 6. Assists � Jackson Freidel, 4. Steals � Jerrod Freidel, 4.

Individual Stats, Beresford: Scoring � Kyle Olsen, 6, Randy Zweifel, 3, C.J. Bogue, 3, Cody Cahoon, 3, Brady Van Buskirk, 3, Adam Hansen, 2, Paul Hoffman, 2. Rebounds � Hoffman, 4. Steals � Olsen, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion freshmen � 22, Beresford � 24. Team fouls: Vermillion freshmen � 8, Beresford � 21.

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