Tanager freshmen drop close match to Huskies

Tanager freshmen drop close match to Huskies
The Vermillion Tanagers were downed by the Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies 26-18 in girls' basketball Jan. 17 at home in a matchup that was close throughout.

"We need better execution and desire," said Vermillion freshmen coach Leah Bakke.

The Tanagers fell behind 5-0 after the opening period, trailed 10-6 at halftime, and then trailed 17-12 going into the final period.


The Vermillion freshmen saw their record fall to 1-2, while EP-J upped its mark to 3-1.

The Vermillion freshmen connected on 0 of 2 three-pointers and connected on 6 of 9 free throw tries. The Tanagers sank 6 of 21 from the field, while EP-J was 11 of 26 from the field. EP-J connected on 0 of 2 three-point tries and hit 4 of 13 free throw tries.

Individual stats, Vermillion freshmen: Scoring � Sara Kjose, 6, Becca Hawley, 6, Kayla Gale, 4, Brianna Brinkmann, 2. Rebounds � Gale, 4.

Steals � Angie Christensen, 4.

Individual Stats, EP-J: Scoring � Ashley Zeller, 7, Molly Hammitt, 6, Devan Penfield, 5, Carlie Hoffman, 5, Amanda Chicoine, 2, Maddie Pace, 1.

Rebounds � Zeller, 6. Assists � Pace, 2. Steals � Hammitt, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion freshmen � 11, EP-J � 19. Team fouls: Vermillion freshmen � 13, EP-J � 10.

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