Redbirds victorious in Canton Tourney's opener by Jim Prosser The VMS eighth grade ?A� team Redbirds defeated the Lennox Orioles 32-21 in boys basketball Jan. 29 at Canton in the first round of the Canton Tournament.
The Redbirds� B.J. Campbell scored 8 points. Nathan Boots contributed 8 points, and Nathan Scheidel added 6 points.
�We played great team defense,� said ?A� team Coach Devin Schwiesow.
The Redbirds took the lead 12-7 after the first quarter, and margins of 8-0 and 7-5 in the second and third quarters boosted the lead to 27-12 going into the final period.
�We really came together as a team and put 4 solid quarters of basketball together,� said Coach Schwiesow.
The ?A� team improved its season mark to 2-3, while Lennox fell to 1-4.
The ?A� team made 8 of 19 free throw tries while the Orioles connected on 5 of 11 free throw tries.
Individual Stats, ?A� team: Scoring � Nathan Boots, 8, B.J. Campbell, 8, Nathan Scheidel, 6, Jeremy Yankton, 4, Collin Prosser, 3, Sam Necklace, 2, David Yutrzenka, 1.
Individual Stats, Lennox: Scoring � Casey Fodness, 10, Todd Albra, 9, Steve Plucker, 2.
Team fouls: ?A� team � 15, Lennox � 19.