First boys shootout is on Monday

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By Andrew Harner

The first of four summer boys basketball shootouts in Vandalia will be played next Monday and Tuesday.

There will be 16 teams in the field – including conference rivals Roxana, Litchfield and Hillsboro, and Vandalia Holiday Tournament regulars Flora and Altamont.

Vandalia’s game will be at the following times.

Monday, June 11
•9 a.m. vs. Fairfield
•10:40 a.m. vs. Princeton, Ind.
•1:10 p.m. vs. Jerseyville
•3:40 p.m. vs. Trico

Tuesday, June 12
•8 a.m. vs. Benton (at VJHS)
•9:40 a.m. vs. West Frankfort (at VHS)
•11:20 a.m. vs. TBA in tournament play

The other shootouts will be played from June 14-15, June 25-26 and June 28-29. The girls basketball home shootouts are on June 18 and 19.