Vermillion falls after second-quarter blitz

Vermillion falls after second-quarter blitz By Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanagers lost to the West Central Trojans 76-66 in boys� basketball Jan. 25 at Hartford after falling prey to a 28-16 second-quarter blitz.

Chad Teigen scored 23 points and Ben Oberle added 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

The Tanagers led 16-12 at the end of the first period, trailed 40-32 at halftime, and then trailed 52-46 after the third quarter.

Vermillion varsity lost the game from three-point range, making 5 of 17 from long range compared with 12 of 16 for WCHS.

�I thought we played very well, but the Trojans shot the ball extremely well,� said Vermillion varsity coach Jason Huska. �They made 12 out of 16 three-pointers. It�s hard to battle a team that�s hot, but we did. While we came up short, I�m proud of our efforts.�

Vermillion saw its record fall to 4-7, while WCHS upped its mark to 5-3.

Vermillion connected on 21 of 31 free throw tries. The Tanagers connected on 19 of 51 field goals, while WCHS was 25 of 49 from the field. The Trojans hit 14 of 21 free throw tries.

Although defeated, the Tanagers had a number of fine individual efforts.

�Andrew Pier scored 14 points, grabbed four rebounds and made two steals,� coach Huska said.

Individual stats, Vermillion varsity: Scoring � Chad Teigen, 23, Andrew Pier, 14, Ben Oberle, 13, Kyle Mollet, 5, Chris Teigen, 3, Kyle Brunick, 2, Jason Donald, 2, Randy Kabambi, 2. Rebounds � Oberle, 10, Donald, 8. Assists � Chris Teigen, 3. Steals � Oberle, 2, Pier, 2.

Individual Stats, WCHS: Scoring � Adam Schultz, 23, Kyle Johnson, 18, Anthony Peterson, 14, Bryce Snyder, 8, Becky Needles, 7, Brian Henson, 2, Dustin Wheeler, 2, Kelly Hofer, 2. Rebounds � Johnson, 7, Snyder, 6. Assists � Johnson, 5. Steals � Schultz, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion varsity � 36, WCHS � 31. Team fouls: Vermillion varsity � 17, WCHS � 20.

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