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Boonville shuts down Tell City

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By Larry Goffinet

BOONVILLE—Boonville outscored Tell City 35-16 in the first half en route to a 56-38 girls basketball victory over the Marksmen Thursday.

“We didn’t shoot the ball very well at all,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “And our defense wasn’t nearly as good as I thought it would be.”

The Marksmen played mostly man-to-man defense, with a little matchup zone at times.

Other factors that hurt the Marksmen were “we had a lot of turnovers and they had a lot of offensive rebounds,” said Lyons. “They probably outrebounded us 2 to 1.”

Center McKenzie Hayes led Tell City with nine points. Freshman reserve Jami Rowe added seven points despite playing only the fourth quarter.

Rebounding statistics were not available.

Samantha Church, a 5-foot-8 junior, led Boonville with 19 points.

Chelsea Goldman and Erin Green each added 11 points, with Goldman hitting three three-point shots in the first half.

Tell City fell to 0-12 while Boonville improved to 5-9.

The Marksmen will host Perry Central tonight at 7:30.

Tell City’s junior varsity beat Boonville 29-26 for its first win of the season.

Rowe led the Marksmen with nine points and Hannah Schaefer added six.