Tanagers’ team effort leads to win over Wagner

Tanagers' team effort leads to win over Wagner
In a superb team effort, the Vermillion Tanagers rolled over the Wagner Red Raiders 66-45 in boys' basketball Feb. 13 at Wagner in a win carried by a strong first quarter.

Jeff Donnelly scored 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and made four assists.

The Tanagers jumped ahead 22-10 after the first quarter, led 35-15 after the second period, and then led 56-30 going into the final period.

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

The Tanagers heated things up from three-point range, hitting 5 of 10 from long distance.

"We put pressure on them defensively and caused some turnovers," said Vermillion coach Jason Huska. "We did a good job of scoring off of those turnovers. Offensively, we moved the ball well and got good shots. This was a good win for us."

Vermillion improved its record to 7-8, while Wagner dropped to 4-11.

Vermillion sank 7 of 10 free throw attempts. The Tanagers hit 26 of 44 field goals, while Wagner was 16 of 38 from the field. The Red Raiders sank 9 of 18 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, Vermillion: Scoring � Jeff Donnelly, 21, Jordan Boots, 16, Andrew Pier, 7, Kyle Brunick, 7, Chonka Wilch, 5, Ryan Powell, 2, Bobby Dykstra, 2, Mike Hanson, 2, Broc Gauer, 2. Rebounds � Donnelly, 7, Wilch, 6. Assists � Pier, 5. Steals � Pier, 3.

Individual Stats, Wagner: Scoring � Jon Doom, 13, Chase Kuhlman, 11, Jordan Geveshausen, 8, Stephen Peters, 5, Alex Permann, 4, Michael Hill, 2, Nathan Joseph, 2. Rebounds � Doom, 7, Hill, 3. Assists � Jaeger, 3. Steals � Doom, 2.

Team rebounds: Vermillion � 26, Wagner � 15. Team fouls: Vermillion � 15, Wagner � 12.

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