Vermillion varsity drops overtime battle on Feb. 7

Vermillion varsity drops overtime battle on Feb. 7
The Vermillion Tanagers lost to the Dakota Valley Panthers 53-51 in a tight overtime battle in boys' basketball Feb. 7 at North Sioux City.

The score was tied 43-43 after regulation.

Andrew Pier scored 13 points and made five steals. Kyle Brunick poured in 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Jeff Donnelly scored 10 points and made six assists.

The Tanagers fell behind 14-11 at the end of the first period, trailed 27-19 at halftime, and then trailed 37-33 going into the final period.

The Tanagers committed only 5 turnovers, but still picked up the loss.

"We played better in the second half," said Vermillion Coach Jason Huska. "We just can't play one half and expect to win. Offensively, we forced some shots and defensively, we didn't stop their penetration. I'm confident we will improve."

The loss dropped Vermillion to a record of 6-8, while Dakota Valley improved to 7-8.

Vermillion sank 2 of 13 three-pointers and sank 5 of 12 from the line. The Tanagers connected on 22 of 57 from the field, while Dakota Valley was 21 of 45 from the field. Dakota Valley hit 5 of 11 three-pointers and sank 6 of 13 free throw tries.

Individual stats, Vermillion: Scoring � Andrew Pier, 13, Kyle Brunick, 12, Jordan Boots, 10, Jeff Donnelly, 10, Chonka Wilch, 6. Rebounds � Brunick, 11, Wilch, 5, Boots, 5, Donnelly, 5. Assists � Donnelly, 6. Steals � Pier, 5.

Individual Stats, Dakota Valley: Scoring � Alex Nelson, 14, Mitch Huber, 20, Erik Halverson, 13, Nick Sherrick, 4, Mark Mahnke, 2. Rebounds � Nelson, 12, Halverson, 6. Assists � Halverson, 3. Steals � Nelson, 2.

Team rebounds: Vermillion � 33, Dakota Valley � 34. Team fouls: Vermillion � 12, Dakota Valley � 15.

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