Vermillion Tanager girls’ basketball results are in

Vermillion Tanager girls' basketball results are in
The girls' basketball team held an end of the season meeting last Monday, March 10 where awards were presented. The most valuable (Tanager) award went to Alicia Brown who led the team in scoring (253), rebounds(111), blocks (13), steals (59), and assists (52).

Junior varsity awards (voted on by teammates) were: Defensive MVP – Kayla Munger, most improved – Thania Faria, winning attitude – Ashley Ouellette, practice player – Kristen Schwasinger, and assist award – Hannah Nehlich-Arobba

Varsity awards (teammates voting) were defensive MVP – Brittany Bye, winning attitude – Alexa Walker, most improved – Sierra Allen, practice player – Sophie Nehlich-Arobba, assist award – Alicia Brown, captains award – Alicia Brown, Rachel Odens and Sara Kjose; Parish Family Scholarship Award – Sierra and Sophie.

Other honors reported were: Academic All State – Alicia Brown (four-year player, 3.5 GPA) and Alexa Walker. Big 8 conference first team – Alexa Walker and Alicia Brown; honorable mention – Sierra Allen. Region 4A all region team – Alicia Brown.

Coach Jamie Parish's evaluation of the season – "Our kids played really hard this year. Unfortunately due to a difficult schedule and other variables we just couldn't seem to get on a roll. Injuries to two of our returning starters Rachel Odens and Alica Brown made it difficult to really throw out a stable lineup on the floor every night. Alexa Walker had her best season by far having to take on added offensive and defensive responsibilities to fill the gaps left by injuries. We had some younger kids play well at times but for the most part they struggled to bring us a consistent effort which is typical of younger inexperienced players. They gained some much needed experience that we hope will pay off next year.

"Our group of graduating seniors has been a part of a terrific run. They were fortunate enough to play in three consecutive state tournaments and got to be a part of a state championship team. Looking back over the recent run we have had we have had some of the best players in the history of VHS graudate. Some of our all time records have fallen, with several other players climbing onto our top 10 all time records. It's unfortunate that we didn't make it further into the post season but it gives us a chance to reflect at how many impressive things that these girls have been a part of.

"Our staff hopes that our younger kids have the fire and desire to continue on with the tradition that our recent graduates have established. Hard work during the off-season is what will determine if that group is to be successful."

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