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Eagles outrebound Cannelton for victory

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By Larry Goffinet

CANNELTON—Lanesville outrebounded Cannelton 31-17 to beat the Bulldogs 79-64 in boys basketball Saturday afternoon.

Each team hit 50.0 percent from the field. But Lanesville got 16 more shots and 11 more free throws thanks to its rebounding advantage and 23-12 advantage in turnovers.

Cannelton hit 13 of 27 three-point shots, though, and still led 54-53 after Justin Dooley hit a three-pointer with 19 seconds left in the third quarter.

The Bulldogs made five three-pointers—by five different players—that period.

They went cold the next four minutes, though. Lanesville went on a 17-0 run to build a 70-54 lead with 4:52 left in the game.

Jarrett Beach scored two layups off steals in that streak.

“They picked up their defensive pressure in the fourth quarter and that normally doesn’t bother us,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “But for some reasons we were attacking (the press) from places where we normally don’t attack. We didn’t attack their pressure like we did in the first half.” 

The Eagles also made several nice drives in their half-court offense in that span, scoring field goals on two of them and hitting 7 of 10 free throws.

Dooley led Cannelton with 19 points and Tyler Aud added 17.

Aud led the Bulldogs in rebounds with five. Dillon Powers grabbed four in the first seven minutes. But then foul trouble took him out of his game and he did not get another one.

“I knew coming in we’d have trouble with them on the boards,” said Garrett. “They’ve got a team full of guys all about 6-1, 6-2 and 6-4.

“They’re one of the better teams in Class A the last couple of years.”

Beach led Lanesville with 20 points and six rebounds. Reserve Nick Hammond also grabbed six rebounds.

Cannelton fell to 7-11 while Lanesville improved to 11-5.

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Lanesville won the junior varsity game 46-32.

Spencer Herzog scored 12 points and Jordan Mattingly 11 for Cannelton, 3-9.