Orioles outlast Tanager boys in Jan. 12 basketball contest

Orioles outlast Tanager boys in Jan. 12 basketball contest
The Vermillion Tanagers boys' basketball team was not able to pull their regular season record up to the .500 mark against the Lennox Orioles in a game played on Friday, Jan. 12 in Vermillion.

The Orioles outlasted the VHS boys by outscoring the home team 39-18 in the final two quarters. This run resulted in a 63-51 victory for Lennox.

Vermillion finished with seven turnovers, 15 fouls and nineteen rebounds. VHS shot under 50 percent from the field and from the free throw line.

Vermillion was paced in scoring by Jordan Boots with 16, Jeff Donnelly with 15, Broc Gauer with 13, and Ryan Powell with three. Bobby Dykstra and Andrew Pearson each finished with two points. In other statistical categories, Gauer pulled in six rebounds, Boots came away with three steals, and Powell and Donnelly each contributed two assists.

JV Results: Lennox-42, Vermillion-39

The Junior Varsity squad from Vermillion was downed by Lennox 42-39 on Jan. 12. The Tanager boys fell to 0-6 on the season.

Vermillion's scoring efforts were lead by Jackson Freidel with 12, Blaine Olson with six, Mikal Ustad and Ryan Angelo with five, Jordan Merrigan with four, Tony Thomas with four and Tyler Johnson with three. Olson finished with nine rebounds.

Freshman Results: Lennox-31, Vermillion-26

The freshman team from Vermillion lost a close basketball game to their counterparts from Lennox 31-26.

Scoring contributions for Vermillion came from Jordan Robinson, seven points; Kylen Freidel – six; Aaron Steele – five; Cole Andre – four; Jason Rasmussen – two; and Nick Anglin with two points as well. Freidel and Rasmussen combined for 15 rebounds.

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