Tanagers can’t keep pace with Parkston

Tanagers can't keep pace with Parkston
In a game that was closer than the score indicated, the Vermillion Tanagers kept within striking distance for a while but ultimately lost to the Parkston Trojans 66-35 in girls' basketball Jan. 4 at Parkston.

VHS was down just eight at halftime.

"Alicia Brown did all she could to carry the offensive load tonight, but we need some other kids to make some shots for us," said VHS coach Jamie Parish. "We do see some positives in the way our kids are working, but we are still having growing pains. Eventually, we need to mature as a team and start making plays no matter what our age or experience is."

The Tanagers trailed 20-16 after the first quarter, trailed 28-20 at halftime, and then trailed 48-28 going into the final period.

The loss dropped VHS to a record of 3-3, while Parkston improved to 7-1.

VHS sank 1 of 7 three-pointers and hit 6 of 14 free throw tries. The Tanagers sank 13 of 50 field goals, while Parkston was 26 of 58 from the field. Parkston hit 1 of 5 three-point tries and hit 11 of 17 free throw attempts.

VHS was outrebounded 41-24.

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring- Alicia Brown, 21, Sierra Allen, 6, Brittany Bye, 2, Hannah Nehlich-Arroba, 2, Sophie Nehlich-Arobba, 2, Ashey Ouellette, 2. Rebounds- Alexa Walker, 6, Allen, 5, Brown, 5. Assists- Allen, 2. Steals- Allen, 4.

Individual Stats, Parkston: Scoring- Maggie Mallay, 30, Kelli Feigen, 17, Alison Fajar, 8, Maria Malloy, 5, Tera Semmler, 4, Jenna Ruser, 2. Rebounds- Fiegen, 11, Maria Malloy, 9. Assists- Maria Malloy, 4. Steals- Maria Malloy, 4.

Team fouls: VHS-18, Parkston-17.

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