"We didn't react very well to their pressure and dug ourselves a hole that we couldn't recover from," said VHS coach Jamie Parish. "It's something that we discussed and planned for, but didn't execute it properly. We have a few days to prepare for our district tournament coming up next week."
The Tanagers fell behind 27-6 at the end of the first period, trailed 38-23 at halftime, and then trailed 67-35 after the third quarter.
The loss dropped VHS to a record of 6-11, while Sioux City East improved to 13-4.
VHS hit 2 of 7 three-pointers and hit 10 of 17 free throw tries. The Tanagers hit 19 of 46 field goals, while Sioux City East was 33 of 63 from the field. Sioux City East sank 3 of 6 three-pointers and hit 10 of 19 free throw tries.
Individual Stats, VHS: Scoring- Alexa Walker, 12, Sara Kjose, 8, Sophie Nehlich-Arobba, 8, Jenny Bye, 6, Alicia Brown, 7, Sierra Allen, 7, Ashley Ouellette, 2, Justine Sorensen, 2, Brittany Bye, 2, Hannah Nehlich-Arobba, 2. Rebounds- Brown, 6. Assists- Brown, 4. Steals- Brown, 3.
Individual Stats, Sioux City East: Scoring- Emily McCarthy, 19, Kathleen Reynolds, 17, Ashley Vanderloo, 12, Lauren Nugent, 11, Courtney McCarthy, 8, Madison Thompson, 4, Briana Mozer, 3. Rebounds- Nugent, 8. Assists- Kahlman, 5. Steals- E. McCarthy, 4.
Team rebounds: VHS-23, Sioux City East-27. Team fouls: VHS-15, Sioux City East-15.