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Jeeps roll past Tell City

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By Larry Goffinet

TELL CITY—Tell City couldn’t penetrate Northeast Dubois’ 2-3 zone defense or hit from outside in a 54-15 girls basketball loss to the Jeeps Thursday.

The Marksmen hit only 1 of 13 shots from the field and committed 16 turnovers in the first half as they fell behind 25-2.

They were shorthanded, playing without leading scorer and rebounder McKenzie Hayes, sidelined with a high ankle sprain, and top reserve guard Courtney Young, out with a foot injury.

Northeast Dubois outshot the Marksmen from the field 48.9 percent to 13.5 percent for the game but outrebounded them only 32-25.

Freshman forward Stori Beard grabbed a game-high nine rebounds for the Marksmen.

“I thought Stori Beard played hard,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “And I thought some of our younger kids came in and played hard at the end.

“Hannah Schaefer came in and got after the ball. That’s all we ask them to do—play hard and get after the ball.”

Senior guard Kyli Smithson led Tell City with seven points on 3 of 7 field-goal shooting. She hit one three-point shot and scored on two baseline drives.

Alyssa Elliott, a 5-foot-9 senior center, led Northeast Dubois with 13 points and six rebounds.

The Jeeps improved to 5-2 while the Marksmen fell to 0-6.

Tell City will host Tecumseh Thursday at 7 p.m.

Northeast Dubois won the junior varsity game 37-11.

Jami Rowe scored six points to lead Tell City.