Trojans can’t keep pace with Tanager JV

Trojans can't keep pace with Tanager JV By Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers defeated the West Central Trojans 52-45 in boys basketball Jan. 25 at West Central as the winners led after each quarter.

Jordan Boots scored 25 points, including five 3-pointers. Canka Wilch grabbed 10 rebounds.

The Tanagers took the lead 17-12 after the first quarter, and margins of 16-12 and 14-10 in the second and third quarters boosted the lead to 47-34 going into the final period.

Vermillion JV held onto the win from the free throw line, making 13 of 15 charity tosses to 5 of 8 for WCHS.

The Tanagers heated things up from three-point range, hitting 5 of 9 from long distance.

�We played very well,� said Vermillion JV coach Jon Reuvers. �It was a good victory on the road. We are learning and progressing with every game.�

Vermillion improved its record to 7-3, while WCHS dropped to 4-6.

The Tanagers connected on 17 of 42 from the field, while WCHS was 20 of 44 from the field.

Individual stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Jordan Boots, 25, Jeff Donnelly, 13, Bobby Dykstra, 6, Ryan Powell, 4, Michael Preszler, 2, Canka Wilch, 2.

Rebounds � Wilch, 10, Ryan Gilbertson, 5. Assists � Boots, 4. Steals � Donnelly, 3.

Individual Stats, WCHS: Scoring � Nate Hogan, 16, Bucky Needles, 12, Cameron Hagen, 6, Kevin Calsbeek, 3, Lars Langrehr, 3, Kelly Hofer, 2. Rebounds � Needles, 7, Boll, 4. Assists � Hagen, 3. Steals � Hogan, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion JV � 26, WCHS � 23. Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 11, WCHS � 18.

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