VHS JV topped by Trojans 43-29 By Jim Prosser The Vermillion girls� junior varsity Tanagers were topped by the West Central Trojans 43-29 in basketball action Feb. 10 at Hartford after being buried by a first-half deficit.
Paige Prosser scored six points.
�She really led a shell-shocked team back into the game in limited quarters,� said Vermillion JV coach Lenni Billberg.
West Central jumped in front 12-5 after the first quarter, and held an edge of 18-8 in the second quarter. Vermillion had an advantage of 8-6 in the third period to cut the deficit to 36-21 going into the final period.
�We started cold leaving us with a huge deficit to overcome,� said coach Billberg. �We let the aura of West Central take us out of our game.�
The loss dropped Vermillion to a record of 10-6, while West Central improved to 13-3.
Vermillion made 2 of 6 three-point tries and sank 3 of 13 free throw tries. The Tanagers made 12 of 35 field goals, while West Central was 19 of 39 from the field. West Central sank 2 of 5 three-point attempts and made 3 of 9 free throw tries.
The Tanagers had some excellent individual performances in defeat.
�Annika Sjolie, Anna Isaacson, Kinsey Weydert and the freshmen did everything in their power to bring us back into the game against a much bigger and stronger foe,� coach Billberg said.
Individual stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Chelsea Gauer, 8, Paige Prosser, 6, Anna Isaacson, 4, Annika Sjolie, 3, Brittni Stewart, 2, Kinsey Weydert, 2, Rachel Odens, 2, Brittany Bye, 2. Rebounds � Stewart, 4, Bye, 4. Assists � Weydert, 2, Isaacson, 2. Steals � Bye, 3.
Individual Stats, West Central: Scoring � Kelly Lowrey, 7, Jenny Hofer, 7, Megan Matthews, 7, Chelsea Miles, 6, Vanessa Johnson, 6, Makaya Hillman, 5, Laura Leisinger, 3, Karin Kroon, 2. Rebounds � Miles, 6, Lowrey, 4, Johnson, 4, Hillman, 4. Assists � Johnson, 4. Steals � Johnson, 4.
Team rebounds: Vermillion JV � 17.