Gorillas Destroy Redmen


Alexa Hannahs

The boys basketball team traveled last Tuesday, December 29, to play the Estelline Redmen in the Swiftel Center In Brookings. The team came home very successful with a win of 70-28.

Robert Vomacka led the Gorillas with 18 points, Jayd VanDerWerff followed close behind with a total of 17 points. The Gorillas shot 41% from the field making 30/74 shots. Kolten Salonen and Triv Vosika were the only ones that attempted free throws and made them. Salonen shot 1/3 and Vosika shot 1/1. The Gorillas had a total of 10 assists. VanDerWerff led the team with 3 assists and Sean Kaftka and Vosika each had 2 apiece. The team had 11 steals for the day also.

In the first quarter the Gorillas came out strong and outscored the Redmen by 18-1. Second quarter the Gorillas still remained in the lead with a score of 31-23 going into the half. The Gorillas then came out after halftime and outscored the Redmen 54-25. The boys finished with a win in the fourth quarter with an ending score of 70-28.

“It was a good game for us and we can use that momentum going into the next game,” Vomacka said.

The Gorillas next game will be tonight at home against Andes Central/Dakota Christian with JV starting at 6:30 p.m.