Freshmen Tanagers leash Bulldogs 39-21

Freshmen Tanagers leash Bulldogs 39-21 By Jim Prosser The Vermillion freshmen Tanagers pulled away in the last stanza to overcome the Madison Bulldogs 39-21 in girls� basketball Jan. 25 at Vermillion in a win capped by a 17-0 fourth-quarter surge.

The VHS freshmen had led by only one heading into the final quarter.

�We played great team defense and held Madison to only 21 points,� said VHS freshmen coach Leah Bakke. �We also did a great job hitting the open shots. We were shooting with confidence.�

The Tanagers jumped ahead 11-5 after the first quarter, led 20-14 at halftime, and then led 22-21 going into the fourth quarter.

VHS now has a record of 2-2, while MHS fell to 1-3.

Vermillion hit 1 of 4 three-pointers and made 2 of 3 from the line. The Tanagers hit 18 of 37 from the field, while MHS was 9 of 29 from the field. MHS made 0 of 4 three-point tries and connected on 3 of 6 free throw tries.

Individual stats, VHS freshmen: Scoring � Brittney Bye, 13, Alisha Brown, 9, Stacy Bottolfson, 6, Nikki Whitelightning, 4, Margaret Mulder, 3, Rachel Odens, 2, Brittni Stewart, 2. Rebounds � Bye, 10, Odens, 6.

Individual Stats, MHS: Scoring � Breanne Mauthey, 12, Alyssa Klapperich, 4, Caitlinn Sullivan, 3, Marti Schoberl, 2. Rebounds- Mauthey, 5, Carly Lambert, 4.

Team rebounds: VHS freshmen � 22, MHS � 21. Team fouls: VHS freshmen � 11, MHS � 9.

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