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Bulldogs lose two close ones

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By Larry Goffinet

FRENCH LICK—Cold field-goal shooting and a lack of depth hurt Cannelton’s girls basketball team as it lost two games in Springs Valley’s tourney Saturday.

The Bulldogs had only six players for the first-round game (two seniors were taking the SAT and did not arrive until halftime of the consolation game) and lost to Springs Valley 47-45.

Cannelton led 11-1 early. “Then we kind of got lost on defense in our (3-2) zone and gave up a lot of uncontested shots on the wings,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

Bright spots for the Bulldogs included their 14 for 18 free-throw shooting and 29 points by Sarah Powers.

Powers, a sophomore guard, hit five three-point shots, three two-pointers, and 8 of 8 free throws.

“She shot the ball real well—she didn’t hesitate,” said Garrett.

Cannelton hit only 28 percent from the field in the consolation game and lost to Trinity Lutheran 49-46.

Powers led the Bulldogs again with 15 points. Sarah Trumail scored 12 for Trinity Lutheran.

Cannelton, 4-5, is off until Jan. 2.

First-Round Game Boxscore

  Cannelton (45)—A. Garrett 3, Lawalin 7, James 0, Powers 29, Reed 4, Kellems 2.

  Springs Valley (47)—Jones 2, Widdifield 6, Stevenson 15, Stout 17, Ojeda 5, Galloway 2, Hammond 0.

Cannelton    13    14    6    12  -  45

Springs Valley    12    14    8    13  -  47

Consolation Game Boxscore

  Cannelton (46)—A. Garrett 6, Lawalin 6, James 2, Powers 15, Reed 6, Kellems 5, Myers 5, J. Garrett 0.

  Trinity Lutheran (49)—Frank 6, Gengelbach 4, Chaisson 11, Newkirk 5, Royalty 11, Trumail 12, Baker 0.

Cannelton    7    15    8    16  -  46

Trinity Lutheran    7    17    11    14  -  49