Eighth graders close basketball season On Sat. Feb. 20 the Vermillion eighth grade boys basketball team traveled to Yankton to compete in the 39th Annual Junior High Tourney. In the first round on Saturday morning, Vermillion faced Yankton where they fell victim to the Bucks 54-26. Leading scorers: Nick Olson-9. In the consolation game the Tanagers cruised to an easy win over Bon Homme 50-38. Leading the scoring were: Jon Brooks-11, Olson-10, Jeff Brevik-10.
On Tues. Feb. 23, the Vermillion eighth grade boys closed out their basketball season by hosting the Mitchell Kernels where they split victories with them with Vermillion winning the "B" game 29-21 and losing a well-played "A" game to the Kernels 53-47 in overtime. B-game leading scorers were Rob Schaack-17; Bart Miller-4; Bryce Kauer-4; Parker Johnson-2; and Danny Holoch-2. "A" game leading scorers were Thompson-22; Nick Olson-8; Jeff Brevik-8; Jon Brooks-5; Holoch-2; and Schaack-2.