Tell City falls to 2 PAC foes

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TELL CITY—Southridge bottled up Tell City center Kassidie Hayes inside and the Marksmen couldn’t hit from the perimeter in a 53-32 PAC girls basketball loss Monday.
Hayes hit 60.0 percent from the field but got only five shots.
The rest of the Marksmen hit 27.5 percent from the field.
“We didn’t hit very many shots,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “They were double- and triple-teaming Kassie and she got five shots.
“Brenee Leibering did have 14 points (a career high on 6 of 15 field-goal shooting and 2 of 6 free throws).”
One thing the Marksmen did well was cut their turnovers to 12 after committing more than 20 most games.
Emma Kohnert grabbed seven rebounds for the Marksmen and Hayes added six.
Hayes made three steals and blocked two shots. Leibering also made three steals.
Kayla Voegerl led Southridge, 10-5 overall and 5-2 in the PAC, with 21 points. including three three-point baskets.
Tell City also lost a PAC game to North Posey 53-30 Saturday.
The Marksmen shot better in that game, hitting 41.7 percent from the field. But they committed 26 turnovers.
They also couldn’t stop North Posey’s perimeter game early. Madison Worman scored 16 points in the first quarter, including four three-pointers.
She finished with 21 points and five three-pointers as the Vikings improved to 12-7 overall, 5-1 in the PAC.
“They’re good,” said John Hayes. “I think they’re the best team in our sectional. They’ve got guards that can flat-out shoot it and they get after it defensively.”
Kohnert led Tell City with seven points and Hayes grabbed 10 rebounds.
Tell City, 7-11 overall and 2-4 in the PAC, will visit Mount Vernon Saturday.