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By LARRY GOFFINET
CANNELTON—Tell City had a big advantage in kills as the Marksmen beat Cannelton 25-7, 25-11, 25-6 in volleyball Tuesday.
McKenzie Hayes made 12 kills, Logan Flannagan seven, and Jami Rowe four for Tell City. Allicyn Garrett led Cannelton with two.
Tell City also had strong serving. Charissa Lahee served five straight points in the first game to build a 15-3 Tell City lead before Garrett made a kill to end her serving turn.
Taylor Benningfield served nine consecutive points, including two aces in a row, as the Marksmen built a 19-6 lead in the second game. A bad serve finally ended her streak.
Cassie Bryant served five points in a row as the Marksmen jumped to a 6-0 lead in the third game. Natalie Peter, starting that game at setter in place of Charissa Lahee, later added six in a row to make the score 21-4.
Benningfield and Stori Beard each served 12 points for the match. Benningfield served four aces and Bryant added three.
Lahee finished with 16 assists in two games.
Jackie Malone made 12 sets for Cannelton and Mikah Hemmings made two digs.
No one served more than one ace for the Bulldogs.
“We just weren’t ready to play,” said Cannelton Coach Felicia Myers. “We weren’t down and ready, we weren’t moving, and we weren’t talking.”
Tell City, ranked fifth in the state in Class 2A, improved to 18-1 and Cannelton fell to 1-11.
The Marksmen will play Mount Vernon and Vincennes Lincoln at Mount Vernon Saturday at 10 a.m.
Cannelton will visit Hancock County tonight at 5:30.
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Cannelton lost a road match to Rock Creek 25-8, 25-19, 25-14 Friday.
Garrett made two kills and served four aces for Cannelton.
Taylor Lawalin added 17 sets and two saves and Hemmings made three blocks and five digs.