JV defeats Raiderette varsity

JV defeats Raiderette varsity By Jim Prosser The Vermillion girls� junior varsity Tanagers downed the Gayville-Volin varsity Raiderettes 53-45 in girls� basketball Feb. 7 at Gayville. The Tanagers shot 51 percent from the field for the game.

Alicia Brown, in her first full game, scored 11 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and stole four passes.

�This game gives us a great outlook for the future,� said Vermillion JV coach Lenni Billberg.

The Tanagers fell behind 12-9 at the end of the first period, led 28-19 after the second quarter, and then led 39-28 after the third period.

Vermillion JV carried the game from long range, making 6 of 9 three pointers to 1 of 8 for Gayville-Volin.

�We had a much improved offensive effort,� said coach Billberg.

Vermillion improved its record to 9-5, while Gayville-Volin dropped to 7-8.

Vermillion made 3 of 13 free throw tries. The Tanagers made 22 of 43 field goals, while Gayville-Volin was 17 of 62 from the field. The Raiderettes made 10 of 21 free throw attempts.

Vermillion held a 42-22 edge on the boards.

The close win had several contributors to the cause.

�Chelsea Gauer scored 15 points, made six assists and grabbed five boards,� coach Billberg said. �Paige Prosser poured in 10 points and Kinsey Weydert contributed nine points.�

Individual stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Chelsea Gauer, 14, Alicia Brown, 11, Paige Prosser, 10, Kinsey Weydert, 7, Brittni Stewart, 6, Krista Froke, 3, Anna Isaacson, 2. Rebounds � Brown, 15, Gauer, 5, Stewart, 5. Assists � Gauer, 6. Steals � Brown, 4.

Individual stats, Gayville-Volin: Scoring � Libby Clayes, 12, Abby Boetel, 10, Emma Erickson, 9, Erin Nuss, 6, Brook Heminer, 4, Hillary Barta, 4. Rebounds � Boetel, 6, Heminer, 5. Assists � Heminer, 4. Steals � Erickson, 5.

Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 19, Gayville-Volin �13.

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