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Boys basketball teams open summer season

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By Andrew Harner

Vandalia and Brownstown High Schools opened their summer boys basketball seasons at the Vandal Shootout.
Both teams played four games on Monday, with each earning one win.

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In Vandalia's first game against Carlyle, it held an early lead, but a barrage of 3-pointers from the Indians in the second half propelled them ahead. They would win, 52-42.

Vandalia would fall in the second game, losing to Columbia, 46-27.

In the afternoon, the Vandals would lose a lopsided game to Trico, and defeat Flora, which was not playing with stars Paul Knapp and Nick Painter.

For Brownstown, it beat Heritage in its second game.

In the Bombers' other three games on Monday, they would fall to Egyptian, Hillsboro and Edwards County.

Coach Vince Rohr, however, said he was not concerned with how many games resulted in wins.

“This is a time to grow," Rohr said. "You can’t find in the record sheets how many games we won last summer.”

The shootout continued on Tuesday, but it was not completed by press time.

Final results and the results of the second shootout, which is on Thursday and Friday, will be published in next week's edition of The Leader-Union.