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TELL CITY—Pike Central banked in a shot in the final seconds to beat Tell City 46-44 in PAC girls basketball Saturday.
Tell City got off to a cold start and fell behind 32-17 at halftime.
The Marksmen battled back to tie the score 44-44, though, and had the ball with a chance to take their first lead of the second half.
They were charged with a five-second violation, though, setting up the Chargers’ winning shot.
“Defense-wise, we didn’t take away what we knew we had to take away, their drives and cuts,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “They hit a lot of shots from 15 feet on in.
“They were really quick and we just let them take us out of our offense. We had way too many turnovers (19).”
Senior guard Lauren Goffinet led Tell City with 26 points. She hit 9 of 15 shots from the field, including 1 of 3 from three-point range, and 7 of 7 free throws.
Jamie Brown, a 5-foot-9 senior, led Pike Central with 14 points on 7 of 10 field-goal shooting.
Both teams shot well from the field, with Pike Central hitting 51.3 percent and Tell City 48.5 percent.
Tell City won the rebounding battle 19-14 as center Lacey Padgett grabbed six.
Tell City fell to 1-2 overall, 0-1 in the conference. Pike Central improved to 2-1, 1-0 in the conference.
The Marksmen will play at Southridge 7 p.m. Dec. 4.