Tanagers can’t match Black Raiders on court

Tanagers can't match Black Raiders on court
The Vermillion Tanagers were downed by the Sioux City East Black Raiders 67-34 in boys' basketball Feb. 4 at Sioux City East.

"We didn't play good basketball tonight," said Vermillion coach Jason Huska. "The Raiders did a good job of taking us out of our game plan. We played too much one-on-one offensively, and did not rebound very well. We can't dwell on this game for long. More big contests are coming up."

The contest was well-played, with the Tanagers committing only 9 turnovers and the Black Raiders committing only 5.


The Tanagers trailed 20-7 after the opening period, trailed 38-17 at halftime, and then trailed 55-28 after the third period.

The loss dropped Vermillion to a record of 5-7, while Sioux City East improved to 11-3.

Vermillion hit 3 of 16 three-point attempts and connected on 5 of 15 free throw tries. The Tanagers hit 13 of 44 from the field, while Sioux City East was 21 of 72 from the field. Sioux City East hit 3 of 21 three-point attempts and hit 10 of 18 free throw tries.

Vermillion was outrebounded 61-25.

Individual stats, Vermillion: Scoring � Andrew Pier, 12, Jordan Boots, 8, Chonka Wilch, 7, Jeff Donnelly, 4, Kyle Brunick, 2, Emmanuel Schryvers, 1. Rebounds � Brunick, 6, Pier, 5. Assists � Pier, 3. Steals � Pier, 4.

Individual Stats, Sioux City East: Scoring � Eric Jorgensen, 14, Roman Gentry, 13, Andy Doughtry, 11, Zach Fenecory, 10, Dane Larson, 5, Darion Gentry, 4, Dallas Moorer, 4. Rebounds � Jorgensen, 12, Doughtry, 11. Assists � R. Gentry, 6. Steals � Fenecory, 5.

Team fouls: Vermillion � 13, Sioux City East � 19.

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