Tell City girls fall short to Braves in overtime

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By Larry Goffinet

TELL CITY—A lack of inside shots hurt Tell City in a 62-55 overtime PAC girls basketball loss to Tecumseh Thursday.

“We had openings in their zone but we didn’t fill those openings,” said Tell City assistant coach Bill Alvey.

And Coach John Lyons noted, “We only had one offensive-rebound put-back.”

Still the Marksmen had the ball with the game tied 47-47 with 12 seconds left in regulation.

They got a decent shot but missed it. They also missed a hurried rebound shot before the buzzer.

Tecumseh center Haley Shawhan and guard Hailey Menke each scored six points in overtime as the Braves dominated the extra four-minute period.

Shawhan finished with 24 points and Menke added 16.

The Braves hit free throws well in regulation and overtime, going 18 for 21 at the line.

Tell City was 9 for 14 at the line.

Senior forward-guard Lauren Goffinet led Tell City with 21 points, including six in overtime.

She made seven field goals, including two three-pointers, and hit 5 of 6 free throws.

For the season she is averaging 27.3 points per game and hitting 87.8 percent of her free throws, on pace to set school records in both.

Lyons said she probably also had double figures in rebounds and possibly steals.

Jaycee Guillaume, a starting forward for the Marksmen last year, made her season debut Thursday and scored six points in a reserve role.

Tell City fell to 1-7 overall and 0-3 in the PAC. Tecumseh improved to 4-4 overall and 3-1 in the conference.

The Marksmen will play Perry Central in the PSC holiday tourney at Heritage Hills today at 5:30 p.m.

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Tell City won the junior varsity game 21-18.

Jaylen Staggs scored eight points and Chelsea Hem-mings seven for Tell City, 1-6.