Tanagers struggle in first round of Holiday Tournament

Tanagers struggle in first round of Holiday Tournament
The Vermillion Tanagers struggled in their first round of the Crofton Holiday Tournament in Crofton, NE on Friday, Dec. 28th, defeated 34-57.

"We struggled shooting and we did not make up for that by playing good defense," said Coach Jason Huska. "Crofton is a good team and if you don't show up to play, good teams make you pay. I think the kids understand and I am confident we will learn from it."

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring – Jordan Boots, 14, Alex Schaack, 8, Jerrod Freidel, 5, Broc Gauer, 4, Mikal Ustad, 3. Rebounds – Boots, 6, Ustad, 4. Assists – Freidel, 2. Steals – Ryan Angelo, 3.

Individual Stats, Crofton: Scoring – Weston Foxhoven, 22, Ashton Arens, 12, Scott Donner, 10, Tanner Foxhoven, 6, Trevor Arens, 3, Shelby Arens and Jerod Crawford, 2. Rebounds – Foxhoven, 14, Donner, 7. Steals – A. Arens, 4. Assists – Tanner Foxhaven, 6.

Team Stats: VHS – FGM-FGA: 13-42, FTM-FTA: 4-8, 3PM-3PA 4-17. Turnovers: 16. Fouls: 10. Rebounds: 19.

In the second round of the tournament the Tanagers came out on top of the Bon Homme Caveliers, 63-45, on Saturday, Dec. 29th in Crofton, NE.

"We played a better game today. We got good looks offensively and in the second half we played our kind of basketball today," said Coach Huska. "I liked our kids' efforts."

Individual Stats, Vermillion Tanagers: Scoring – Jordan Boots, 32, Jerrod Freidel, 8, Broc Gauer, 7, Ryan Angelo and Kyle Nemec, 6, Alex Schaack and Jesse Kirkpatrick, 2. Rebounds – Gauer, 5, Boots and Kirkpatrick, 4. Assists – Schaack, 8. Steals – Boots, 4.

Individual Stats, BHC: Scoring – Derrick Dvorcek, 13, Joey Mann, 10, Tyler VanWinckler, 10, Cody Tjeerdsma, 8, Austin Koch, 4. Rebounds – Tjeerdsma, 6, VanWinckler, 5. Steals – Koch, 2. Assists – Mann, 3.

Team Stats: VHS – FGM-FGA: 21 – 51, FTM-FTA: 6-8, 3PM-3PA 13-29. Turnovers: 6. Fouls: 14. Rebounds: 21.

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