Tanager girls battle Braves

Tanager girls battle Braves
At the annual Hansen Classic on Jan. 13, the Tanagers of Vermillion competed in a close basketball battle against the Braves of Britton-Hecla.

After late-game action that was filled with back-and-forth play, the Tanagers were, for the most part, able to hang on to the lead that they developed early in the game.

Despite being outscored in the last two quarters by a mark of 28-23, the inspired runs of Britton-Hecla were not enough as the Tanagers came out on top with a 51-46 victory, which elevated the girls to 8-2 on the season. Coach Jamie Parish stated, "Our staff is pretty happy with our effort today. We played a very good team that we had on the ropes a few times but they showed a lot of character and hung around until the very end."

The Tanagers finished with ten turnovers and 24 rebounds, while failing to reach the 50 percent plateau from the field and the free-throw line.

Scoring leaders for the Tanager girls were Annie Roche, 23 points; Alicia Brown, 13; Rachel Odens, seven; Chelsea Gauer, three; Krista Froke and Alexa Walker, two; and Justin Sorensen with one point.

Brown pulled in nine rebounds, and Froke was able to grab six off the boards. Roche also contributed four steals and four assists.

Leading the way for the Braves was Emily Goedert with 18 points and eight rebounds. Anya Frohling also pitched in 11 points and five rebounds.

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