Vermillion roars back, defeats Orioles 53-48

Vermillion roars back, defeats Orioles 53-48
The Vermillion Tanagers roared back in the fourth quarter to defeat the Lennox Orioles 53-48 in girls' basketball Jan. 7 at home in a win capped by a 23-7 fourth-quarter surge.

VHS had trailed by 11 going into the final period.

"Our kids did a nice job of battling until the end and finishing out the game," said VHS coach Jamie Parish.

The Tanagers fell behind 19-8 after the opening period, trailed 29-22 after the second quarter, and then trailed 41-30 after the third quarter.

VHS improved its record to 4-3, while Lennox dropped to 4-3.

VHS sank 1 of 8 three-pointers and made 16 of 29 from the line. The Tanagers made 18 of 54 field goal attempts, while Lennox was 16 of 61 from the field. Lennox sank 0 of 8 three-point tries and hit 16 of 23 free throw tries.

VHS was outrebounded 45-23.

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring – Alicia Brown, 16, Alexa Walker, 10, Jenny Bye, 6, Sophie Nehlich-Arobba, 5, Hannah Nehlich-Arobba, 2, Sierra Allen, 2, Brittany Bye, 2, Rachel Odens, 2, Ashley Ouellette, 2, Sara Kjose, 2. Rebounds – Brown, 9, Allen, 5. Assists – Brown, 3. Steals- Brittany Bye, 3.

Individual Stats, Lennox: Scoring – Melissa Vlaistain, 13, Kelsi Klussman, 10, Kara Larson, 8, Kassie Loe, 7, Beth Mikkelsen, 7, Darcy Galravy, 3. Rebounds – Klussman, 6, Larsen, 4. Assists – Loe, 3. Steals – Vlastain, 21.

Team fouls: VHS-15, Lennox-22.

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