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TELL CITY—Tell City went cold in the last 10 minutes and lost to Boonville 65-39 in girls basketball Thursday.
Tell City went on a 9-0 run to pull within one, 32-31, with 2:25 left in the third quarter.
Mariah Alvey made a rebound basket, Kyle Smithson hit two fast-break layups off steals (one by her and one by Lauren Goffinet), and Goffinet made a three-point play on a 15-footer and free throw in that streak.
Boonville replied with a 14-0 run, though. Senior star forward Meagan Collins, who is being recruited by the University of Evansville, scored the first six of those points, even though the Marksmen played good defense on her on two of those baskets.
The Pioneers would lead by at least 13 the rest of the way.
Tell City hit only 3 of 15 from the field in the fourth quarter and 28.0 percent for the game.
“We had opportunities to score, but there were times when we just got non-aggressive,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons.
Goffinet led the Marksmen with 15 points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Jaycee Guillaume grabbed seven rebounds.
Collins had 20 points and eight rebounds for the 7-7 Pioneers.
Tell City, 3-12, will visit Perry Central tonight at 7:30.
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Goffinet passed Krista Blunk for second place on Tell City’s all-time scoring list with her first basket of the third quarter.
She now has 1,056 career points, 54 short of Kara Kessans’ school record.
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Boonville won the junior varsity game 43-18.
Jaylyn Staggs scored five points for Tell City, 2-9.