VHS varsity leashes Beresford Watchdogs

VHS varsity leashes Beresford Watchdogs
The Vermillion Tanagers overpowered the Beresford Watchdogs 68-43 in boys' basketball Jan. 29 at home in a win carried by a strong first half.

Broc Gauer scored 24 points, pulled down five rebounds, made six assists and stole the ball eight times.

"This was a good win for us, thanks to a complete floor performance from our team," said VHS coach Jason Huska.

The Tanagers jumped ahead 14-6 after the opening period, led 40-13 at halftime, and then held a lead of 55-33 after the third quarter.

VHS improved its record to 7-7, while Beresford dropped to 2-12.

VHS made 6 of 18 three-point tries and hit 14 of 18 free throw tries. The Tanagers sank 24 of 45 from the field, while Beresford was 15 of 36 from the field. Beresford sank 2 of 19 three-pointers and made 7 of 10 free throw tries.

"Mikal Ustad helped us out with eight rebounds," coach Huska said. "Both Broc and Mikal rebounded well."

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring- Broc Gauer, 24, Jordan Boots, 18, Jerrod Freidel, 9, Alex Schaack, 7, Mikal Ustad, 6, Jesse Kirkpatrick, 2, Cole Andre, 2. Rebounds- Ustad, 8, Gauer, 8. Assists- Gauer, 6. Steals- Gauer, 8.

Individual Stats, Beresford: Scoring- Cody White Bear, 12, Kyle McKelvey, 10, Eric Docken, 4, Adam Hansen, 4, Chris Mohr, 4, Zac Orr, 4, Collin Peterson, 3, Tony Jensen, 2. Rebounds- Hansen, 7. Assists- White Bear, 3. Steals- Jensen, 3.

Team rebounds: VHS-31, Beresford-26. Team fouls: VHS-13, Beresford-17.

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