VHS Tanager JV loses heartbreaker

VHS Tanager JV loses heartbreaker
The Vermillion JV Tanagers fell short in a fourth-quarter comeback and were nipped by the West Central Trojans 35-33 in girls' basketball Feb. 8 at Hartford.

VHS had trailed by 9 after three periods.

Sara Kjose played a great defensive game and led the team with five steals.

The Tanagers fell behind 8-6 after the opening period, trailed 19-12 at halftime, and then trailed 26-17 going into the final period.

VHS lost the game from the free throw line, making 5 of 8 charity tosses compared with 17 of 25 for WCHS.

"The JV team lost a heartbreaker 33-35," said VHS coach Lori Jerred. "The Tanagers were down by 8 with 1:40 to go. The girls had an outstanding fourth quarter performance. They came up with some steals and fouled quickly. We had a chance to win the game with a last second shot, but it didn't fall for us. I was very proud of the way the girls played. They could have easily given up, but they fought hard to the end."

The loss dropped VHS to a record of 11-2, while WCHS improved to 12-1.

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