Tanager varsity beaten by Orioles 74-52

Tanager varsity beaten by Orioles 74-52
The Vermillion Tanagers boys' varsity were shot down by the Lennox Orioles 74-52 in basketball Dec. 12 at Lennox after being buried by a disasterous first half.

The Orioles came out and played very well," said Vermillion coach Jason Huska. "They shot well and we struggled. They took us out of our game and it was too big a hole to get out of. We are better than what we showed tonight."

The Tanagers fell behind 22-12 after the first quarter, trailed 42-21 at halftime, and then trailed 59-31 going into the final period.

The loss dropped Vermillion to a record of 1-1, while Lennox improved to 2-0.

Vermillion made 5 of 13 three-point tries and made 15 of 19 from the line. The Tanagers made 15 of 30 from the field, while Lennox was 30 of 46 from the field. Lennox hit 5 of 15 three-pointers and made 6 of 13 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, Vermillion: Scoring, Jordan Boots, 16, Jeff Donnelly, 16, Bobby Dykstra, 8, Broc Gauer, 7, Andrew Pearson, 3, Ryan Powell, 2. Rebounds – Dykstra, 4, Donnelly, 4. Assists – Gauer, 4, Powell, 3. Steals – Dykstra, 3, Gauer,3.

Individual Stats, Lennox: Scoring – Jared Vlastain, 23, Bryant Larsen, 19, Andy Kruse, 17, Brandon Klinger, 8, Cotton Buus, 4, Koby Plimpton, 3. Rebounds – Vlastain, 9, Kruse, 8. Assists – Kruse, 6, Klinger, 6. Steals – Larsen, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion – 19, Lennox – 25. Team fouls: Vermillion – 16, Lennox – 21.

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