Patriots rout Tell City

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By Larry Goffinet

TELL CITY—A combination of Heritage Hills’ playing its best game and Tell City’s playing one of its worst led to the Patriots’ beating Tell City 67-42 in boys basketball Friday.

“This is probably the best we’ve played this year,” said Heritage Hills Coach Matt Sisley. “We pushed the ball and got high percentage shots.

And if we didn’t have anything (on the break), we pulled it out and ran our stuff. Early in the year we would’ve turned the ball over if we didn’t have anything.”

Tell City did turn the ball over frequently in the first half trying to force some things. The Marksmen had 10 turnovers and only one assist in the first half as they fell behind 34-21.

“Our first three possessions we had two turnovers and a missed three(-point shot),” noted Tell City Coach John Hayes.

“After we played like we did last night (in a road win over Hancock County) I felt really confident about us going out and getting after it tough. But tonight I just felt like we had no energy.”

The Marksmen displayed a strong inside game against Hancock County but never got it going against Heritage Hills.

“It was a combination of us not wanting the ball in the post and not getting it to them,” said Hayes.

Heritage Hills won every statistical category, including outshooting the Marksmen from the field 54.9 percent to 34.1 percent and outrebounding them 32-27.

Trent Gunn scored on several nice drives to lead the Marksmen with 10 points. Travis Jones led them in rebounds with five.

Justin Forshey and Josh Suhrheinrich each scored 16 points to lead Heritage Hills. Forshey grabbed six rebounds and Suhrheinrich five.

Tell City fell to 5-14 overall, 1-6 in the PAC. Heritage Hills improved to 6-12 overall, 3-4 in the conference.

Tell City will visit Evansville Day Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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Heritage Hills won the junior varsity game 45-39.

Brian Arnold scored 11 points for 10-8 Tell City. Chris Kohnert added nine points and five rebounds.