EFFINGHAM — The Vandalia Lady Vandals lost a game and won a tournament.
The Vandals suffered a disappointing loss on Friday night. But moments later, they were posing with a trophy.
Pana edged Vandalia, 47-46, on the final night of the Effingham Round-Robin Girls Basketball Tournament. But despite the loss to the Lady Panthers, the Lady Vandals were crowned the tourney's champions after going 3-1 in the annual event.
"It's bittersweet," Vandalia Coach Michelle McNary said. "A few things just didn't go our way at the end.