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LEOPOLD—Jaycee Guillaume and Lauren Goffinet each scored six points in the last four minutes as Tell City beat Perry Central 51-47 in girls basketball Monday.
The game was tied four times in the fourth quarter, the last time when Perry Central’s Hilarie Hahus hit a 7-foot baseline shot to make it 39-39.
A rebound basket by Guillaume, a 9-footer in transition by Goffinet, and two free throws by Goffinet then gave Tell City a 45-39 lead with 0:34 left.
Goffinet, Guillaume and Emily Dauby each hit two more free throws in the final 23 seconds to negate three-point plays by Perry Central’s Tessa Lynch (outside) and Katie Schwartz (inside on a rebound basket and free throw).
Goffinet and Dauby each hit 8 of 8 free throws for the game and Guillaume made 4 of 4 as the Marksmen hit 20 of 22 at the line for 90.9 percent.
Tell City edged Perry Central in field-goal shooting 38.5 percent to 37.7 percent.
The Commodores hit only 3 of 12 from the field the first seven minutes of the fourth quarter even though “we had some wide open looks and the people shooting the shots were the ones we wanted shooting them,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.
The Marksmen hit only 8 of 24 from the field the first 19 minutes and trailed 30-23.
But they hit 7 of 15 the rest of the way.
Kyli Smithson scored on two drives—one off a steal—and Dauby hit four free throws to fuel an 8-0 Tell City run in a 1:07 span that put the Marksmen ahead 31-30.
Goffinet finished with 18 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals for Tell City. Guillaume added 12 points and eight rebounds.
Schwartz led Perry Central with a career-high 19 points on 8 of 11 field-goal shooting and 3 of 5 free throws. Reserve Tessa Lynch added nine points.
Schwartz grabbed nine rebounds—five of them at the offensive end—and made four steals
She scored nine points off offensive rebounds and got most of the rest off nice low-post moves.
“I wish we’d done a little better defensive job in the post,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “But she’s a strong girl and she posts hard.”
Rachael Rayford made six steals for the Commodores.
Each team got a little sloppy with the ball at times—Tell City committed 23 turnovers and Perry Central had 20.
Perry Central won the rebound battle 31-27, getting 16 on offense.
“The second quarter they were killing us on offensive rebounds,” said Lyons. “We did a little better job of boxing out the second half.”
Tell City improved to 4-14 while Perry Central slipped to 8-10.
Perry Central won the junior varsity game 25-12 as Amy Schwartz had eight points and five steals.
Susan Schwartz grabbed eight rebounds and Kristi Brumfield pulled down six.
Chelsea Hemmings, Ashley Fella and Courtney Young each scored four points for Tell City.