VHS varsity lose fourth-quarter lead

VHS varsity lose fourth-quarter lead
The Vermillion Tanagers lost a fourth-quarter lead and lost a tough one to the Beresford Watchdogs 53-51 in girls' basketball Jan. 29 at home.

VHS had led by one after the third quarter. "Beresford is a very good team," said VHS coach Jamie Parish. "We had some opportunities to win this game; it's unfortunate that we just couldn't quite get the job done. Losing a player to injury in warm-ups could have really rattled our team, but they handled the situation and played hard."

VHS lost the game from the free throw line, making 6 of 7 charity tosses compared with 14 of 17 for Beresford. The Tanagers fell behind 14-9 at the end of the first period, led 25-20 after the second period, and then led 39-38 after the third period. The loss dropped VHS to a record of 7-7, while Beresford improved to 9-4.

VHS made 7 of 17 three-pointers. The Tanagers connected on 19 of 46 field goals, while Beresford was 18 of 54 from the field. Beresford connected on 3 of 10 three-point tries.

"In Alicia's first game back from injury, she shot the ball extremely well from the three-point line," coach Parish said. "Sierra Allen has done a great job recently, too, picking up some baskets and rebounding the basketball for us. Sara Kjose shot the ball well against Beresford's zone and was a big part of the reason Beresford had to change defenses."

Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring- Alicia Brown, 23, Sierra Allen, 10, Alexa Walker, 7, Sara Kjose, 7, Rachel Odens, 2, Jenny Bye, 2. Rebounds- Brown,2, Allen, 4. Assists- Brown, 4. Steals- Allen, 1.

Individual Stats, Beresford: Scoring- Cori Bonte, 18, Emily Palmer, 12, Nicky Huth, 10, Alyssa Henricks, 9, Becka Bonge, 2, Chelsea Wettstein, 2. Rebounds- Bonte, 6, Hendricks, 7. Assists- Bonte, 6. Steals- Bonte, 6.

Team rebounds: VHS-22, Beresford-20. Team fouls: VHS-16, Beresford-12.

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