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Lanesville's aggressive defense stops Bulldogs

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By Larry Goffinet

LANESVILLE - Lanesville hit 21 field goals from within six feet of the basket and beat Cannelton 92-43 in boys basketball Saturday.

The Eagles used their quickness and aggressive 2-2-1 full-court press to get some layups off steals.

They also got some layups beating Cannelton's press or simply getting down the floor quickly after a Cannelton miss. They also made some nice drives in their half-court sets.

They hit 75.0 percent from the field overall, including 7 of 12 from three-point range, while holding Cannelton to 23.1 percent shooting.

"They took us out of everything we tried to do," said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

"I knew coming in, Lanesville was going to play aggressive," he added. "They started out in a zone, but they were playing it very aggressive. And we couldn't handle their pressure.

"We got off to a lousy start and we're not the type of team that can come back from that. We have to jump on teams before they jump on us."

About Lanesville's hot three-point shooting, he said, "It's an easy shot when you're up 20-25 points. And they're good shooters."

Lanesville built a 17-0 lead, including three layups off steals, before Ethan DuPont scored Cannelton's first basket on a drive with 3:05 left in the first quarter.

Chad Gerber followed with an inside basket on an assist from DuPont to make the score 17-4.

But that 13-point margin was as close as the Bulldogs would come the rest of the way.

Gerber led the Bulldogs with 10 points. DuPont and Tyler Aud each added nine.

DuPont hit 4 of 6 shots from the field, but the rest of the Bulldogs hit 8 of 46.

DuPont and Aud each grabbed five rebounds but Lanesville won the board battle 35-26.

Bryant Conder, a 6-foot-3 sophomore forward, led Lanesville with 26 points on 11 of 13 field-goal shooting.

Center Tom Walter grabbed eight rebounds for the Eagles and Kenton Acton added seven.

Cannelton fell to 2-5 while Lanesville improved to 2-4.

The Bulldogs will visit Tell City Friday for an 8 p.m. game.