Vermillion JV rallies, defeats Beresford 51-42

Vermillion JV rallies, defeats Beresford 51-42
The Vermillion Tanagers rallied in the second half and then pulled away to down the Beresford Watchdogs 51-42 in boys' basketball Jan. 31 at home.

The Vermillion JV had trailed by one at halftime.

Broc Gauer scored 13 points, grabbed seven rebounds and made six assists. Jackson Freidel contributed with 11 points and nine rebounds.

The Tanagers fell behind 11-10 after the opening period, trailed 24-23 after the second quarter, and then held a lead of 35-29 going into the final period.

Vermillion carried the game from long range, making 6 of 12 three pointers to 1 of 6 for Beresford. The contest was well-played, with each team committing only 5 turnovers.

"We had a great effort on defense and wd showed basketball IQ on offense," said Vermillion JV coach Jon Ruevers.

Vermillion JV improved its season mark to 4-6, while Beresford fell to 3-5.

Vermillion JV hit 9 of 24 free throw attempts. The Tanagers hit 18 of 50 field goal attempts, while Beresford was 16 of 47 from the field. The Watchdogs hit 9 of 14 free throw tries.

Individual stats, Vermillion JV: Scoring � Broc Gauer, 13, Jackson Freidel, 11, Mikal Ustad, 11, Jordan Merrigan, 6, Andrew Pearson, 6, Jerrod Freidel, 4. Rebounds � Jackson Friedel, 9, Gauer, 7. Assists � Gauer, 6. Steals � Jerrod Freidel, 3.

Individual Stats, Beresford: Scoring � Kyle Olson, 14, Randy Zweifel, 12, Seth Carlson, 4, Adam Hanson, 3, Eric Docken, 3, Tony Jensen, 2, Justin Nielsen, 2, Aaron Lougheed, 2. Rebounds � Jensen, 5, Carlson, 4. Assists � Bo Bruinsma, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion JV � 32, Beresford � 21. Team fouls: Vermillion JV � 14, Beresford � 18.

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