Tanager varsity tops Madison 47-36

Tanager varsity tops Madison 47-36 By Jim Prosser The Vermillion varsity Tanagers topped the Madison Bulldogs 47-36 in girls� basketball Jan. 25 at Vermillion. The Tanagers shot 50 percent from the field for the game.

�Our girls played really hard tonight; we have been battling some sickness and it limited some of the girls� minutes, but they played hard throughout the entire game and really did a pretty nice job defensively,� said Vermillion coach Jamie Parish. �We still need to work harder on rebounding against physical teams. We defend well enough that most teams don�t shoot a high percentage on their first attempt. However, if we continue to give teams so many second shots it�s going to catch up with us.�

The Tanagers took the lead 18-11 after the first quarter, and margins of 14-9 and 8-5 in the second and third quarters boosted the lead to 40-25 going into the final period.

Vermillion improved its season mark to 6-5, while MHS fell to 2-8.

Vermillion hit 3 of 9 three-pointers and made 10 of 14 free throw tries. The Tanagers sank 17 of 34 from the field, while MHS was 12 of 49 from the field. MHS hit 0 of 4 three-point tries and connected on 12 of 21 free throw attempts.

Several significant individual efforts contributed to the win.

�As the stats show, tonight was a team effort, with everyone sharing the load on offense and playing hard together on defense,� coach Parish said.

Individual Stats, Vermillion: Scoring � Annie Roche, 9, Melissa Olson, 9, Jackie Thomas, 8, Michelle Olson, 8, Ellen Odson, 7, Paige Prosser, 2, Alicia Brown, 2. Rebounds � Melissa O., 9, Michelle O., 6. Assists � Roche, 4. Steals � Brown, 3.

Individual Stats, MHS: Scoring � Casey Simpson, 21, Bria Janke, 5, Katie Jater, 3, Amy Jarfas, 2, Breann Sullivan, 2, Grace Hauting, 2, Steph Drapper, 1. Rebounds � Simpson, 10, Janke, 4. Steals � Jerfas, 2.

Team rebounds: Vermillion � 26, MHS � 21. Team fouls: Vermillion � 16, MHS � 12.

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