Vermillion takes second in Westerner shootout

Vermillion takes second in Westerner shootout The Vermillion Victory sixth-grade boys' basketball team traveled to Akron, IA March 10 to play in the 2001 Westerner Shootout basketball tournament.

Vermillion defeated Le Mars Adler 26-21 in the first game of the tournament. Matt Mildrum scored 12 points, Zach Weiss � 4, Ryan Gilbertson � 4, Matt Stange � 2, Jose Nesselhuf � 2, Justin Hammond � 1 and Eric McPherson � 1. Vermillion played excellent team defense in the victory.

In the second game of the tournament, Vermillion defeated Akron/Westfield 40-28. Mildrum scored 19 points, Weiss � 10, Gilbertson � 4, Nesselhuf � 4 and Stange � 3. Hammond handled the ball well and Nesselhuf had several steals. Vermillion lost to a much taller Remsen St. Mary's team 51-28 in the championship game. Mildrum scored 18 points, Weiss � 4, Gilbertson � 4 and Hammond � 2. Vermillion played hard in their first championship game experience.

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