Vermillion freshmen win thriller

Vermillion freshmen win thriller By Jim Prosser The Vermillion freshmen Tanagers defeated the Gayville-Volin JV Raider-ettes 29-27 in an overtime thriller in girls� basketball Feb. 7 at Gayville.

The score was tied 27-27 after regulation.

Rachel Odens scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Brittany Bye showed outstanding hustle and scored six points. Margaret Mueller contributed with seven steals.

�We worked hard and pulled off the win in overtime,� said VHS freshmen Coach Leah Bakke.

The teams were deadlocked 7-7 at the end of the first period, the Tanagers went into the locker room up 12-11 at halftime, and then trailed 21-19 going into the final period.

The VHS freshmen improved their record to 5-2, while the Gayville-Volin dropped to 4-9.

VHS sank 0 of 2 three-point attempts and made 9 of 13 free throw attempts. The Tanagers hit 10 of 35 field goal attempts, while Gayville-Volin was 11 of 38 from the field. Gayville-Volin sank 1 of 4 three-point tries and hit 4 of 4 free throw attempts.

Individual Stats, VHS freshmen: Scoring � Rachel Odens, 11, Brittney Bye, 6, Margaret Mueller, 5, Nicki White Lightning, 4, Annika Sjolie, 2, Stacy Bottolfson, 1. Rebounds � Odens, 11, Bye, 5. Steals � Mueller, 7.

Individual stats, Gay-ville-Volin: Scoring � Tara Nass, 11 Shelly Bye, 8, Jenny Huether, 6, Jessica Hirsch, 2. Rebounds � Nikki Putnam, 5, Huether, 4, Hirsch, 4. Steals � Bye, 4.

Team rebounds: VHS freshmen � 31, Gayville-Volin � 21. Team fouls: VHS freshmen � 10, Gayville-Volin � 13.

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