Vermillion played at Madison last Monday. The Tanagers remain undefeated after the 71-49 win over the Bulldogs.
The opponents took a 4-point lead by the end of the first quarter. Vermillion was down 12-16. The Tanagers edged back to pull ahead 31-29 at the half.
Vermillion carried the momentum in the second half, gaining a 16-point lead, up 55-39 going into the fourth. The Tanagers outscored Madison by six in the final quarter to continue their winning streak.
Vermillion senior Jakob Dobney recorded 29 points, five rebounds, four steals and two assists on the night. Dobney went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line.
Senior Dillon Gestring and junior Jake Jensen each had 14 points for the Tanagers. Gestring also had three rebounds and three assists. Jensen tallied three steals and two rebounds.
The Tanager boys begin region play this Tuesday. Updated brackets of the location and opponent can be found online at sdhsaa.com/Athletics/Boys-Sports/Basketball/Brackets-A.