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EVANSVILLE—Tell City had problems with Evansville Central’s quickness and full-court pressure in a 63-29 girls basketball loss Monday.
“That’s by far the most talented team we will see all year—no question, the most athletic,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.
“They weren’t bigger than us overall, but they were quicker at every spot,” he added. “They used a man-to-man full-court press—and some zone press—the whole game.”
Tell City committed 14 turnovers in each half.
The Bears outscored Tell City 21-8 in the second quarter to build a 30-12 halftime lead.
Kassidie Hayes recovered from a slow start to lead Tell City with 17 points and seven rebounds.
She missed her first five shots from the field but hit 7 of 10 the rest of the way.
Tell City hit 34.3 percent from the field for the game.
Zuri Sanders, a 5-foot-10 center, led 9-1 Central with 18 points.
Her sister, Zion Sanders, and Nikki Muensterman each added nine points.
The Sanders sisters transferred from Castle last summer and “they can really play,” said John Hayes.
Tell City, 4-6, will host Southridge Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a makeup of a snowed-out game.