Tanager freshmen lose to Lennox Orioles 33-22

Tanager freshmen lose to Lennox Orioles 33-22
The Vermillion Tanagers were topped by the Lennox Orioles 33-22 in boys' basketball Jan. 13 at home.

"I thought Tyler Johnson and Sam McBride played well both offensively and defensively," said Vermillion freshmen coach Eric Vanlacken.

The Tanagers jumped in front 5-3 at the end of the first period, trailed 11-10 at halftime, and then trailed 26-14 going into the final period.

"Our overall defense was much better," said coach Vanlacken.

The loss dropped the Vermillion freshmen to a record of 0-2, while Lennox improved to 8-1.

Vermillion sank 2 of 4 three-point attempts and hit 0 of 1 free throw tries. The Tanagers made 10 of 27 field goal attempts, while Lennox was 12 of 33 from the field. Lennox hit 3 of 8 three-point tries and hit 4 of 10 from the line.

Individual stats, Vermillion freshmen: Scoring � Sam McBride, 9, Tyler Johnson, 5, Kyle Nemec, 4, Blaine Olson, 2, Dan Davies, 2. Rebounds � Nemec, 8, Olson, 6.

Individual stats, Lennox: Scoring � Austin Harms, 11, Dustin Gearman, 10, Shay Basinger, 3, Jordan Konda, 3, Brenton Minish, 2, Derrick Fischer, 4. Rebounds � Minish, 7, Travis Grave, 6. Steals � Grave, 2, Fischer, 2.

Team rebounds: Vermillion freshmen � 17, Lennox � 20. Team fouls: Vermillion freshmen � 10, Lennox � 8.

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