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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Vermilion’s 6-foot-6 forward Derek Meger (25) goes against Ridgewater’s 6-6 post Beau Herrig in the first half Saturday at Ridgewater.

Men's basketball: Vermilion spills Warriors 73-58

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WILLMAR — Vermilion deployed a tall and talented lineup that took control early and went on to defeat Ridgewater College 73-58 on Saturday.

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Emeche Wells, a 6-foot-4 forward, led the Ironmen with 24 points while 6-6 Derek Meger and 6-5 Devonta Brooks led the visitors’ 56-45 advantage in rebounds with eight boards apiece.

Ridgewater put four in double-figure scoring: Melvin Kromah 17, Kiree Robinson 15 and DeJuan Curry and Brett Rickheim 10 each. The Warriors (2-4) hurt their chances with 21 turnovers, compared to nine by the Ironmen (6-1).

Vermilion 73,

Ridgewater 58

Vermillion (6-1)...................32  41 — 73

Ridgewater (2-4).................27  31 — 58

VERMILION – 31-83 FG (4-15 3-pt); 7-18 FT; 56 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring leaders: Jerrod Briscoe 11, Dre Lucas 10, Devonta Brooks 12, Emeche Wells 24, Derek Meger 8 … 3-point shots: Q McFadden 1, Lucas 2, Wells 1 … Rebound leaders: Brooks 8, Meger 8

RIDGEWATER  – 22-61 FG (6-19 3-pt); 8-12 FT; 45 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: DeJuan Curry 10, Melvin Kromah 17, Terrance Lockett 2, Brett Rickheim 10, Kiree Robinson 15, Beau Herrig 4 … 3-point shots: Curry, Kromah 2, Rickheim, Herrig, Robinson 2 … Rebound leaders: Curry 5, Kromah 6, Herrig 7, Robinson 8, Lockett 5 … Assist leaders: Herrig 4 … Steal leaders: Riley Carpenter 3 … Blocks: Robinson 3

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