Tanagers win overtime thriller

Vermillion’s Tyrell Harper goes up for a jump shot over two Elk Point-Jefferson defenders Tuesday night. Harper scored 20 points in the thrilling overtime win for the Tanagers.  (Photo by David Lias)

Vermillion’s Tyrell Harper goes up for a jump shot over two Elk Point-Jefferson defenders Tuesday night. Harper scored 20 points in the thrilling overtime win for the Tanagers.
(Photo by David Lias)

By Scott Bormann

The Vermillion boys’ basketball team had to score the most points in a game all season to send the Elk Point-Jefferson team with a loss. They also had to play their first overtime game of the season to secure the 73-65 win on Jan. 21.

The Tanagers (10-1) had three players score in double-digits again, being led by three seniors. Tyrell Harper scored 20 points, 13 rebounds, one steal and 6 assists. Nick Jensen had 15 points, 6 boards, 4 steals and one assist. Jayce Huska added 11 points, two rebounds, three steals and four assists.

The Huskies (4-6) were led in the loss by Andrew Glynn with 20 points. Brandon Koupal scored 18 points while Jordon Brandon had 12 points and 15 rebounds.

Vermillion’s Carter Andre had 8 points and five rebounds. Cooper Williams scored 7 points, grabbed two boards and had four assists. Paul Schwasinger added 5 points and one assist. Jeremiah Johnson also had 5 points and one steal, while Jacob Manger scored two points.

The Tanagers won the battle of the boards 29-24. Both teams made 14 shots from 2-point range, while the Huskies had a 10-9 edge from behind the arc. The big difference came from the charity stripe. EPJ shot 7 of 18 (38 percent) for free-throws, while Vermillion was 18 of 24 (75 percent).

The Tanagers next travel to Sioux Falls Christian (6-3) on Jan. 23, then to West Central (0-8) on Jan. 28 before hosting Dell Rapids (6-2) on Jan. 30.

 

ELK POINT-JEFFERSON (4-6) 13  28  45  57 65

VERMILLION (10-1)                13  33  47  57 73

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