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NEW ALBANY—Cannelton used a trapping defense in the second half to overtake Christian Academy of Indiana for a 49-43 girls basketball victory Monday.
The Bulldogs trailed by eight points in the middle of the third quarter. “Then we went to kind of a half-court trap” and forced several turnovers, said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
He added, “We rebounded pretty well. We blocked out a lot better.”
The Bulldogs outrebounded the Warriors 41-37 as Allicyn Garrett grabbed 10 and Jaci Garrett and Payton Reed each added six.
Sarah Powers led Cannelton in scoring with 21 points and Nakaa Myers added 14.
Myers and Powers each made four steals and Jaci Garrett had five assists.
Stephanie Combs led Christian Academy, 6-10, with 16 points.
Cannelton returned home to beat Cloverport 86-10 Tuesday. That tied the Bulldogs’ record for largest margin of victory set in an 89-13 win over Cloverport Jan. 13, 2005.
The Bulldogs hit 27 of 32 free throws Tuesday, their best free-throw shooting of the season.
Myers has hit 78.1 percent (25 of 32) at the free-throw line this season and Powers has hit 77.9 percent (60 of 77). Both are on pace to break the school single-season record of 77.3 percent set by Laura McClintic in 2000-01.
Powers led the Bulldogs with 28 points Tuesday.
Myers added 20 points and six rebounds, Taylor Lawalin scored a season-high 15 points, and Sammie James grabbed seven rebounds.
Cannelton, 7-6, will visit New Harmony Friday at 7 p.m.