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Goffinet breaks scoring record for Tell City girls

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By Larry Goffinet

TELL CITY—Lauren Goffinet became Tell City’s career girls basketball scoring leader but the Marksmen lost to Heritage Hills 56-48 Tuesday.

Goffinet scored 19 points to give her 1,116 for her career. The previous school record was 1,110 held by 1998 graduate Kara Kessans.

Goffinet broke the record when she hit a three-point shot with about 30 seconds left in the third quarter. She hit it off the dribble after grabbing a defensive rebound at the other end.

The game was stopped, and she was presented the game ball.

The Marksmen ended that quarter trailing 40-32, though, and were unable to gain any ground in the fourth quarter.

The score was tied 20-20 with 0:40 left in the first half. Then Tell City committed three consecutive turnovers that lead to two layups and a free throw for the Patriots, giving them a five-point lead and momentum for the second half.

Lyndi Collins, recently recovered from a broken hand, hit three three-pointers in the third quarter to help the Patriots increase their lead.

Leah Beckman led the Patriots with 17 points. Lyndsi Woolems added 15 and Collins scored 12.

Jaycee Guillaume and Kyli Smithson each scored 10 for Tell City to back Goffinet.

Rebounding statistics were not available, but Tell City Coach John Lyons said Goffinet “probably had 12 to 15. I know she had a double-double (points and rebounds).”

Tell City fell to 4-15 overall and 0-7 in the PAC. Heritage Hills improved to 12-7 overall and 5-2 in the conference.

The Marksmen will visit Forest Park tonight at 7.