Vermillion seventh graders place in basketball tournaments The seventh grade boys' basketball team sponsored by Edward Jones traveled to West Central on Jan. 15 and won second place. The Edward Jones team got off to a strong start defeating West Central "A" team 49-31. They faced a tough team from Huron losing 64-43. The seventh graders came back and defeated the West Central "B" team 52-7.
Cole Andre led the team in points, assists, and steals. Garrett Smith-Keller led the team in rebounds and blocks. Balanced scoring from Smith-Keller, Jordan Robinson, Kylan Freidel, Aaron Steele and Tim Tigert, along with boards from Robinson, Freidel, and Nick Aglin added to the team's successful weekend.
The Edward Jones team placed third in the seventh-grade division at Dell Rapids on Jan. 22. They defeated LeMars by a score of 41-33. The second game was won by the Sioux Falls Black Hawks with a score of 64-30. The Edward Jones team came back to win their final game against Garretson 43-37.
Scoring was led by Jordan Robinson with 36, followed closely by Kylan Freidel with 24, Cole Andre with 19 and Aaron Steele with 12. Tim Tigert, Andre and Freidel each hit 3-pointers. Leading in rebounds was Nick Anglin with 19 and Robinson with 16. Andre led the team in steals with six followed by Steele with two. Freidel blocked two shots. Team assists were led by Andre and Freidel. The Edward Jones team is coached by Curt Robinson and Kent Andre.