Tanager JV rallies to defeat Harrisburg

Tanager JV rallies to defeat Harrisburg
The VHS junior varsity Tanagers rallied to slip by the Harrisburg Tigers 34-32 in girls' basketball Dec. 7 at Harrisburg.

Vermillion had trailed by one going into the final period.

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

"The girls played a great game! Down the stretch, the girls came through with some good pressure defense," said Vermillion coach Lori Jerred. "McKenzie Huska sealed the win with a clutch free throw."

Both sides were plagued by turnovers, with the Tanagers turning it over 26 times, and the Tigers committing 29 turnovers.

The Tanagers jumped ahead 9-8 after the opening period, went into the locker room up 16-14 at halftime, and then trailed 25-24 going into the fourth quarter.

Vermillion hit 1 of 7 three-point tries and connected on 5 of 11 free throw tries. The Tanagers hit 19 of 40 field goal attempts, while Harrisburg girls were 9 of 28 from the field. Harrisburg girls hit 1 of 4 three-point tries and connected on 13 of 21 free throw tries.

Individual stats, Vermillion: Scoring – Sierra Allen, 11, Jenny Bye, 9, Sophia Nehlich-Arobba, 4, Ashley Ouellette, 3, Hannah Nehlich-Arobba, 2, Kayla Munger, 2, Kristen Schwasinger, 2, McKenzie Huska, 1. Rebounds – Munger, 5, Bye, 5. Assists – Munger, 5. Steals- Ouellette, 4, Bye, 4.

Individual stats, Harrisburg girls: Scoring – Morgan Fisher, 10, Colista Winter, 9, Brianna Tuenge, 5, Lindsey Goodale, 4, Molly Sandro, 2, Brianna Blakney, 2. Rebounds – Goodale, 7, Tuenge, 6. Steals – Tuenge, 5.

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