The Brazil Venom AAU team took second place in last week's Venom "Basketball Fever" Tournament held at the Old Brazil High School gym.
The "All-School" Venom team was defeated in the championship game by the All-Star West Vigo T-Wolves, 71-60.
In the title game, the Venom were led by Brodee Miller's 25 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field. He also sank all eight of his shots from the freethrow line. Miller's seven rebounds also led the team.
Josiah Brock added another 12 points in the game for the Venom while Brinn Meunier led the way with 10 assists.
On their way to the title game, the Venom opened the tournament with a 61-34 win over the All-Star Terre Haute Bulldogs as Brock hit for 15 points and Joe Evinger had 12. Evinger completed the double-double with a team-high 15 rebounds in the game, including 10 on the offensive glass.
Zach Sanabria had eight boards in the victory.
In game two, the Venom were paced by Miller and Evinger who had 15 apiece on the way to a 71-57 win over the All-Star Vigo County Cougars. Miller also had nine rebounds while Evinger added eight.
Sanabria added another 14 points and Meunier had nine assists.
In the semifinals, the Venom defeated the All-Star Edgewood Hornets 59-51 as Miller had 19 points and Brock had 13. Miller also had eight rebounds while Brock tallied seven. Meunier dished out nine assists in the win.
For the tournament, the Venom were led by Miller's 16.8 points a game and Brock's 11.5. They also got nine per game from Evinger and 7.5 from Meunier who also averaged 7.8 assists a game.
Evinger led the team in rebounding with eight per game while Miller added another 7.3.
The Venom will head to Evansville this weekend to play in an All-Star class tournament.
Teams also entering the tournament include Pike County, the Boonville Swish, Terre Haute T-Wolves, Heritage Hills, North Posey, Tecumseh and the "All-School" State AAU Champions of 2002, South Gibson.
Coaches Chris Miller and Bernie Meunier noted that this will be the toughest competition they have faced all season long and hope that this tournament will get the Venom ready for "All-School" 2003 State AAU Sectional that will run from Feb. 28 through March 1-2 in Scottsburg, Indiana.
The coaches would like to also thank all the local support that they have received from businesses and individuals that have allowed them to compete at this level.
For an upcoming schedule of Venom games or to make a contribution, contact Chris Miller at 812-442-0949.