Tanager JV girls improve record to 7-1

Vermillion's junior varsity girls streaked to two more wins last week to improve their record to 7-1 for the year so far.

A 13-2 first quarter left no doubt about their game at Lennox, which was 23-13 at halftime and 45-35 at the final buzzer.  Claire Jones led the team in every category, including eight points, four steals, nine rebounds and four assists.  Beth Szymonski and Val Robinson also scored eight apiece, and Lexi Regnerus five to lead the offense.

"We played a good game but really need to concentrate on cutting down the turnovers," Coach Lori Jerred noted.  Vermillion won despite 22 turnovers to 15 by Lennox.

Vermillion had a fine game against Elk Point-Jefferson and played pressure defense that forced 21 EP-J turnovers and held the Huskies to six first-half points in a 41-20 victory.  The Tanagers had 10 steals and nine assists.

Robinson had 11 points, Regnerus nine, Jones eight and Lizzie Bye seven.

"We are really playing well as a team with a balanced scoring attack and good defensive pressure," Jerred said.

After two games earlier this week, the Tanager JVs play at Canton Friday night.

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