Tanager freshman team topped by Harrisburg Tigers

Tanager freshman team topped by Harrisburg Tigers
The Vermillion Tanagers were topped by Harrisburg 49-40 in freshman boy' basketball Dec. 8 at Harrisburg after falling prey to a 27-12 second-quarter blitz.

The season-opening loss gave Vermillion freshmen a record of 0-1 while Harrisburg moved to 1-0.

"Jordan Robinson scored 8 points, grabbed seven rebounds and made seven steals," said Vermillion freshmen Coach Jon Brooks.


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

The Tanagers jumped ahead 14-6 at the end of the first period, trailed 33-26 at halftime, and then trailed 39-32 after the third period.

Vermillion hit 1 of 4 three-point attempts and connected on 16 of 15 free throw attempts. The Tanagers hit 14 of 38 field goal attempts, while Harrisburg was 18 of 40 from the field. Harrisburg sank 2 of 69 three-point tries and connected on 12 of 17 from the line.

Even with the loss, the Tanagers had several good individual efforts.

"For our first game, we had our ups and downs," Coach Brooks said."We got ourselves into foul trouble which hurt, but besides that, we played hard and did some stuff well on both sides of the court."

Individual Stats, Vermillion freshmen: Scoring – Aaron Steele, 9, Cole Andre, 8, Jordan Robinson, 8, Kylan Freidel, 7, Eric Ustad, 4, Justin Rsmussen, 4. Rebounds – Robinson, 7, Friedel, 5. Assists – Andre, 2, Freidel, 2. Steals – Robinson, 3.

Individual Stats, Harrisburg: Scoring – Patrick Draisey, 15, Adam Glanzer, 11, Eric Bierle, 5, Logan Lord, 4, Ryan Benning, 4, Jordan Budds, 4, Tyler Putoff, 3, Brandon Aseltine, 2, Jeremy Belcher, 2. Rebounds – Draisey, 8, Bierle, 5. Assists – Draisey, 3. Steals – Draisey, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion freshmen – 23, Harrisburg – 23. Team fouls : Vermillion freshmen – 21, Harrisburg – 18.

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