Freshmen Tanagers rally to defeat Tigers

Freshmen Tanagers rally to defeat Tigers
The Vermillion freshmen Tanagers rallied to defeat the Harrisburg Tigers 42-37 in boys' basketball Dec. 7 at Harrisburg after overcoming a 16-4 second-quarter deficit.

VHS had trailed by one at halftime.

The season-opening win gave VHS a record of 1-0 while Harrisburg boys fell to 0-1.


"For the first game of the year, we played very well," said VHS coach Jon Brooks. "We had a strong start and finished the game off with some key defensive steps."

The Tanagers led 14-3 at the end of the first period, trailed 19-18 at halftime, and then held a lead of 32-28 going into the final period.

VHS hit 0 of 3 three-point tries and hit 6 of 12 from the line. The Tanagers connected on 18 of 40 field goal attempts, while Harrisburg boys were 12 of 54 from the field. Harrisburg boys sank 5 of 12 three-point attempts and sank 8 of 12 from the line.

The winners needed good efforts from several performers.

"Tavish Bartlett had a great effort and scored 18 points," Coach Brooks said.

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring – Tavish Bartlett, 18, Tyler Husby, 10, Frank Jandreau, 10, Tyson Jandreau, 4.

Individual stats, Harrisburg boys: Scoring – Eric Hensch, 12, Travis Walz, 6, Scott Bierle, 5, Adam Pohlman, 5, Brad Meyer, 4, Ryan Penning, 3, Matt Dykstra, 2.

Team rebounds: VHS – 30, Harrisburg boys – 24. Team fouls: VHS – 9, Harrisburg boys – 15.

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