Vermillion Redbirds defeat Dakota Valley

Vermillion Redbirds defeat Dakota Valley by Jim Prosser Putting together a praised effort, the Vermillion Redbirds shot down the Dakota Valley 57-39 in boys� eighth-grade basketball Jan. 29 at home. The Redbirds shot 50 percent from the field for the game.

�The eighth grade played a great team game of basketball,� said Vermillion coach Aaron Hatle. �Our posts played a tough inside game and our guards out-hustled Dakota Valley's guards.�

The Redbirds took the lead 13-12 after the first quarter, and margins of 13-4 and 18-11 in the second and third quarters boosted the lead to 44-27 going into the final period.

Vermillion improved its record to 6-4, while Dakota Valley dropped to 9-3.

Vermillion made 2 of 6 three-point tries and sank 9 of 18 from the line. The Redbirds made 23 of 46 field goals, while Dakota Valley was 16 of 40 from the field. Dakota Valley made 0 of 4 three-point tries and hit 7 of 12 free throw tries.

Individual Stats, Vermillion: Scoring � Andrew Pier, 24, Michael Hansen, 19, Randy Kahambi, 10, Quincy Christie, 7, Danny Redlin, 3, Mitchell Preszler, 2, Danny Shaw, 2. Rebounds � Kahambi, 6, Hansen, 5. Steals � Christie, 3.

Individual Stats, Dakota Valley: Scoring � Eric Halvorson, 13, Alex Nelson, 12, Dallas Vitito, 7, Justin Truhe, 5, Brandon Sexton, 2. Rebounds � Nelson, 6, Truhe, 5. Steals � Halverson, 3.

Team rebounds: Vermillion � 20, Dakota Valley � 21. Team fouls: Vermillion � 11, Dakota Valley � 14.

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