Tanager freshmen edge W.C. for 1st season win

Tanager freshmen edge W.C. for 1st season win
The Vermillion Tanagers edged the West Central Trojans 38-35 in boys' basketball Jan. 27 at home in a matchup that was close throughout.

The Vermillion freshmen team broke into the victory column for the first time this season and is now 1-6. The West Central season mark fell to 4-5.

Kyle Nemec played very well on both ends of the court, scoring 18 points and grabbing eight rebounds.


The Tanagers jumped ahead 9-6 after the opening period, led 16-12 at halftime, and then held a lead of 29-28 going into the final period.

The contest was well-played, with each team committing only 9 turnovers.

"Our team really played well defensively," said Vermillion freshmen coach Eric VanLacken.

Vermillion freshmen hit 1 of 3 three-pointers and sank 9 of 21 from the line. The Tanagers sank 14 of 34 field goals, while West Central was 13 of 36 from the field. West Central made 3 of 6 three-point attempts and connected on 6 of 6 from the line.

Individual stats, Vermillion freshmen: Scoring � Kyle Nemec, 18, Michael Oberle, 10, Tyler Johnson, 9, Sam McBride, 1. Rebounds � Nemec, 8, Blaine Olson, 5. Assists � McBride, 3. Steals � Tony Thomas, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion freshmen � 18, West Central � 15. Team fouls: Vermillion freshmen � 12.

, West Central � 19.

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