Vermillion JV can’t overcome Cardinals

Vermillion JV can't overcome Cardinals
The Vermillion Tanagers were defeated by the South Sioux City Cardinals 85-42 in boys' junior varsity basketball Dec. 13 at South Sioux City after falling to a first-half blitz.

"As a team, we came out very flat," said VHS coach Jon Reuvers. "We need to work harder on the defensive end. We made a better effort in the second half."

The loss was aided by the Tanagers committing 21 turnovers.

The Tanagers fell behind 25-8 after the first quarter, trailed 45-19 after the second quarter, and then trailed 67-37 going into the final period.

VHS remained winless at 0-3, while SSC is now 2-1.

VHS hit 4 of 10 three-point tries and hit 8 of 13 free throw tries. The Tanagers sank 15 of 42 field goals, while SSC was 33 of 55 from the field. SSC connected on 6 of 14 three-point attempts and sank 16 of 20 free throw attempts.

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring- Cole Andre, 12, Eric Ustad, 10, Blaine Olson, 8, Kylen Freidel, 6, Jason Rasmussen, 2, Tevin Boehrns, 2, Sam Ekstrom, 2.

Individual Stats, SSC: Scoring- Trey Closter, 18, Jesse Grave, 13, Alex Grotz, 11, Sean Mantry, 7, Jon Pfeifer, 6, Taylor Mattison, 6, Joey Rodriguez, 6, Jose Bonilla, 6, Taylor Noteboom, 6.

Team rebounds: VHS-38, SSC-49. Team fouls: VHS-18, SSC-16.

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