Tanager JV defeats Cardinals in overtime

Tanager JV defeats Cardinals in overtime
The Vermillion junior varsity boys defeated the South Sioux City Cardinals 52-51 in a thrilling overtime clash in basketball Dec. 16 at South Sioux City, IA.

The score was tied 43-43 after regulation.

The win gave Vermillion a record of 2-1 while South Sioux fell to 1-3.

Broc Gauer scored 23 points, pulled down seven rebounds, made six assists and added seven steals.

The Tanagers fell behind 17-13 after the first quarter, led 32-22 at halftime, and then led 36-28 going into the fourth quarter.

"We played hard and executed down the stretch," said coach Jon Reuvers.

Vermillion hit 2 of 4 three-point tries and hit 4 of 5 free throw attempts. The Tanagers sank 23 of 44 field goal attempts, while South Sioux was 14 of 40 from the field. South Sioux sank 3 of 6 three-pointers and connected on 10 of 11 free throw attempts.

"Broc Gauer nailed down a three-pointer from the top of the key to win in overtime with 3.4 seconds left," coach Reuvers said.

Individual Stats, Vermillion: Scoring � Broc Gauer, 28, Mikal Ustad, 14, Jackson Freidel, 6, Jerrod Freidel, 5, Jordan Merrigan, 4. Rebounds � Gauer, 7, Ustad, 7. Assists � Gauer, 6. Steals � Gauer, 7.

Individual Stats, South Sioux: Scoring � Shea Whitesell, 17, Tyler Hohenstein, 10, Bremer Pantoje, 6, Chris Kenny, 5, Chris Herndez, 4, Mika Garvey, 4, Ben Cardwill, 2, Kyle Bonstruck, 2. Rebounds � Whitesell, 7, Hohenstein, 4. Assists � Bonstruck, 3. Steals � Herndez, 2.

Team rebounds: Vermillion � 26, South Sioux � 24. Team fouls: Vermillion � 11, South Sioux � 12.

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