Tanager freshmen lose to Harrisburg

Tanager freshmen lose to Harrisburg
The Vermillion freshmen Tanagers lost a fourth-quarter lead and lost a tough one to the Harrisburg Tigers 32-29 in girls' basketball Dec. 7 at Vermillion.

VHS had led by one after the third quarter.

The season-opening loss gave VHS a record of 0-1 while Harrisburg moved to 1-0.


Ashley Brunick grabbed six rebounds, made five steals and helped out with four assists.

The Tanagers led 10-8 after the opening period, led 14-12 at halftime, and then led 22-21 going into the final period.

Both sides were plagued by turnovers, with each team turning it over 24 times.

"I thought we played extremely well for our first game of the year," said VHS coach Nick Mayer. "We can build on this game and become a better team because of it."

VHS made 1 of 6 three-pointers and connected on 2 of 2 free-throw tries. The Tanagers sank 13 of 36 field goals, while Harrisburg was 14 of 39 from the field. Harrisburg hit 0 of 4 three-point attempts and connected on 4 of 10 from the line.

The Tanagers had several noteworthy individual efforts in defeat.

"McKenzie Huska scored eight points and pulled down seven rebounds," coach Mayer said.

Individual stats, VHS: Scoring – Jane Bye, 11, McKenzie Huska, 8, Sarah Syzmonski, 6, Carlee Sorensen, 4. Rebounds- Huska, 7, Ashley Brunick, 6. Assists – Brunick, 4. Steals – Brunick, 5, Syzmonski, 4.

Individual stats, Harrisburg: Scoring – Katie Goldammer, 13, Kayla Taylor, 7, Molly Sandras, 6, Allie Beaner, 4, Jordan Dickmeyer, 2. Rebounds – Goldammer, 9, Taylor, 7. Assists – Taylor, 2, Goldammer, 2. Steals – Taylor, 5.

Team rebounds: VHS – 25, Harrisburg – 23. Team fouls: VHS – 13, Harrisburg – 8.

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