The AAU Brazil Venom basketball team downed Clay City in the championship game of the Brazil Venom "Roundball Classic" tournament recently, 62-41.
The Venom was led by Joe Evinger's 15 points and nine boards in the title game and Brinn Meunier's 14 points and six assists.
The win in the championship game completed a 4-0 day for the Venom who opened the tournament by facing the Terre Haute Falcons.
In the opener, Evinger led the way with 14 points and Meunier added another 12 with six assists. Devin Hyatt and Jeremy Johnson each had a pair of 3-pointers as the Venom picked up a convincing 62-37 victory.
In their second game, the Putnam County Wildcats fell to the Venom by a 69-55 count.
Evinger had a team-high 19 points and 14 rebounds as Meunier followed with 18 points. Brodee Miller had a big game on the boards with 13 and also had five steals. Miller also led the team with five assists and tallied seven points.
With the two victories the Venom advanced to Sunday where they took on Marshall, Illinois and took a convincing 65-29 win to move to the championship game.
Evinger and Matt Stuckey led a balanced scoring attack with 11 points apiece and Miller added another 10 to go with nine by Devin Hyatt and eight by Josiah Brock. Miller had 10 rebounds to lead the team and Meunier had seven assists. Stuckey added three 3-pointers in the game.
Clay City advanced to the title game with wins over Bloomington, 66-51, Greenup 58-46.
The Venom's Matt Stuckey won the 3-point contest and Jeremy Johnson won the free throw contest. Johnson's father, Jack, won the coaches' 3-point contest.
With their tournament title the Venom now stand at 18-5 this year and travel to Bloomfield this Saturday to play in an eight-team tournament. The field consists of the hosts along with Shoals, Brown County, NE Dubois, Shawswick, South Knox and Linton. The Venom's first contest will be at 10:30 a.m. with the championship game scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday.