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TELL CITY—Tell City senior Lauren Goffinet scored 24 points, including her 1,000th career point, in PAC girls basketball against Gibson Southern Saturday.
Gibson Southern forward Lauren Zeabart also scored her 1,000th career point in the same game. And she had more support as the Titans won 65-30.
Goffinet scored her 1,000th point on a drive with 6:16 left in the second quarter.
She had nine points for the game at that point. But no other Marksman had scored and they trailed 21-9.
Goffinet became just the third girl to score 1,000 points for the Marksmen, joining 1989 graduate Krista Blunk (1,044) and 1998 graduate Kara Kessans (1,110).
Laura McClintic, a 2004 Tell City graduate, is Perry County’s career girls basketball scoring leader with 1,558 points, but she scored 800 of them in two years at Cannelton.
Five minutes after Goffinet’s 1,000th point, Zeabart scored her 1,000th on a steal and layup to increase the Titans’ lead to 34-14.
“I think Goffinet and Zeabart are two of the best three players in the area, along with Vincennes’ Brooke Owens, who’s going to Illinois State,” said Gibson Southern Coach Mark Monroe.
He said he was impressed with Goffinet’s “seeing the floor and her ability to find good shots and hit them.”
Goffinet hit 9 of 20 from the field, including 4 of 10 from three-point range. She also made five steals.
The rest of the Marksmen hit only 2 of 17 from the field.
Gibson Southern hit 52.8 percent from the field and outrebounded Tell City 36-22.
The Marksmen shot a little better Tuesday (33.3 percent from the field) and played strong defense to beat Hancock County 50-46.
Goffinet scored 26 points in that game to raise her average to 22.8 points per game, third best in the state.
She scored 20 in the second half, when she hit 6 of 8 from the field and 6 of 7 free throws.
Jaycee Guillaume added seven points and two steals in the second half as the Marksmen came from behind after trailing by as much as 14 points in the first half.
“The second half we played harder and didn’t play scared,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “We got more aggressive and started taking the ball to the basket.”
Kyli Smithson grabbed six rebounds for the Marksmen.
Hilary Jones led 11-3 Hancock County with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Tell City also split the junior varsity games, losing to Gibson Southern 41-8 but beating the Hornets 28-9.
Jaylyn Staggs, Felicia Kellems and Ashley Fella each scored six points against Hancock County.
Tell City will host Boonville tonight at 6.