Chambers, Huskies outshoot Marksmen

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Sports Editor

TELL CITY—Evansville North hit 52.3 percent from the field to beat Tell City 61-42 in boys basketball Thursday.
The Huskies hit only 8 of 20 from the field in the first half and 14 of 31 in the first three quarters.
But they made their first three shots of the fourth quarter—all three-pointers by Jaylen Chambers—to widen their lead to 49-32.
Chambers finished with 23 points on 8 of 11 field-goal shooting, including 5 of 6 from three-point range, and 2 of 2 free throws.
Tell City hit 39.5 percent from the field and committed 17 turnovers—eight more than the Huskies. But there were some encouraging signs for the Marksmen.
They got outrebounded by only one by the much taller Huskies (who started 6-foot-7 and 6-5 players inside).
Except for one possession where the Huskies got two offensive rebounds, Tell City did a good job blocking out most of the time.
“We kind of outsmarted a more athletic team on the boards,” said Tell City Coach Brent Owen.
And even though he would like to reduce the turnovers, Owen said, “I think if we would’ve played that team in December it would have been a 30-turnover game for us. Seventeen is still a high number, but that was against a really athletic team.”
Trent Zuelly handled the ball well for the Marksmen most of the time and had five assists, including a couple of nice ones for layups by Brennan Malone.
“Trent did a really good job” running the point, said Owen.
Matthew Watts led the Marksmen with 17 points on 6 of 9 field-goal shooting and  2 of 4 free throws. Brian Arnold added 10 points and Malone grabbed eight rebounds.
North improved to 9-8 while Tell City fell to 3-14.
The Marksmen will visit Heritage Hills Friday at 7:30 p.m.
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North won the JV game 48-22.
Mitchell Huck scored five points for Tell City. C.J. Rowe grabbed four rebounds, Chris Schaefer made two steals, and Gant Miller had two assists.