Amateur team loses 89-81 to Brookings On Saturday, Feb. 20, the Vermillion amateur basketball team competed in the 52nd annual state tournament for the sixth time in seven years.
In one of the most exciting games of the day, Vermillion lost to Brookings 89-81. Chuck Welke had an outstanding game leading all scorers with 24 points. Chris Frick followed with 23 points. Lance Luitjens and Rahn Bertram also hit double figures with 16 and 12 points. Broc Halseth had 6 points and Jon Merrigan finished the scoring with a 3-pointer. Craig Dudley led Brookings with 18 points.
Mitchell won the class A division defeating Aberdeen and White defeated Murdo for the class B title.