Vienna defeats Dixon for third place at Iberia

By Will Johnson, Sports Editor
Posted 1/26/22

Fresh off a tournament title at South Callaway, Chandler Harker’s Vienna Eagles looked to make it two titles in two weeks by claiming the top prize at the 60th Iberia Boys Basketball …

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Vienna defeats Dixon for third place at Iberia

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Fresh off a tournament title at South Callaway, Chandler Harker’s Vienna Eagles looked to make it two titles in two weeks by claiming the top prize at the 60th Iberia Boys Basketball Tournament.

Dispatching Tuscumbia 75-13 in first-round action last Tuesday, Vienna earned another shot at St. Elizabeth’s Hornets last Wednesday night who handed them a 61-44 loss back on Friday, Jan. 7.

Bayrd Vanscoy led VHS against Tuscumbia with 16 points followed by 11 each from Max Steffen and Danniel Casey.

Tied at 18-18 after one quarter, St. Elizabeth took a 38-31 halftime lead before answering every Vienna run in the second half handing the Eagles a 76-66 defeat dropping them to the third-place game against Dixon’s Bulldogs Friday night.

In spite of 24 points from Bayrd Vanscoy, Vienna had no answer for St. Elizabeth’s Brock Lucas who poured in a game-high 30 points for the Hornets.

St. Elizabeth went on to fall in the championship game against the top-seeded Gateway City Elite Lions out of St. Louis.

Leading by seven at halftime and after three quarters, Vienna outscored Dixon 17-10 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 56-42 victory over the Bulldogs.

Trey Snodgrass bounced back from a pair of low-scoring games earlier in the tournament to lead the Eagles with 19 points against Dixon.

Vanscoy scored 10 of his 18 points in the second half while Steffen nearly made it three Eagles in double figures with nine points.

Vienna returns to action hosting Cuba Friday night at VHS at 5:30 p.m.

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