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VU Trailblazers impressive in season-opening victory over Indiana Elite Prep

On a night that included honoring Vincennes University Coach Todd Franklin’s 500th career victory earned during last year’s NJCAA District 16 Tournament, the VU Men’s Basketball Team overwhelmed Indiana Elite Prep with a 123-55 victory in the Trailblazers’ 2016-17 season opener.
Indiana Elite Prep jumped out to an early lead, scoring the game’s points, but after taking the lead on a jumper by Chris Darrington at the 18:05 mark of the first half, VU never looked back. The Trailblazers extended their lead to 23-11 by the 10:00 mark and held a lopsided 58-27 advantage at the half.
The second half was much of the same as the Trailblazers outscored the Stars, 65-28, in the second 20 minutes. VU was led in scoring by 27 from sophomore Nate Hansen (Evansville,IN/Reitz). Hansen finished the game 5-of-7 from behind the arc, and 10-for-13 overall. Fellow sophomore Romaro Gill (St. Thomas, Jamaica) scored a career-high 19 on 7-of-8 shooting from the field.
The Trailblazers return to action Friday night, at home, against Jefferson Tech in the Kiwanis Invitational. The game will begin at 7 p.m., following Shawnee and Kankakee at 5 p.m.


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