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January 24, 2014

Westville holds off Salt Fork

Tigers get a chance to defend their County Title

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"As a coach, we got the shots that we wanted to get. It was just a matter of finishing them,'' Johnson said. "When you lose by one point, you try to pick apart everything you did wrong. All of the things we did tonight are correctable errors.''

Westville, playing most of the game with five players all around 6-foot tall, was able to out-rebound Salt Fork 20-16 as Brazas, Dalton Hilligoss, Jordan Romo and Austin Flynn combined 14 rebounds.

"This was a team victory, everyone contributed in some way,'' Millis said. "I thought Jordan Romo made some great hustle plays that don't show up on the stat sheets.''

Stutsman score a game-high 16 points for the Storm and he also pulled won a game-high eight rebounds. Also scoring in double figures for Salt Fork was senior Ross Learnard with 11.

With the win, Westville advances to Saturday's Vermilion County Tournament championship game against the Bismarck-Henning Blue Devils, a 45-31 winner over Hoopeston Area for the Pool A championship. Tip off the title game is set for 8 p.m.

Salt Fork will play Hoopeston Area in the third-place game at 6:30 p.m.

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