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TELL CITY - Tell City hit only 6 of 42 shots from two-point range as it lost to North Posey 57-53 in a battle of PAC girls basketball contenders Saturday.
The Marksmen shot well from farther out, hitting 9 of 13 from three-point range and 14 of 19 free throws.
But their lack of inside offense against the tall Vikings hurt.
The Marksmen led 43-41 after three quarters but "we didn't move the ball very well in the fourth quarter against their 2-2-1 half-court trap," said Tell City Coach John Lyons.
Senior guard Kara McClintic led Tell City with 16 points and five assists. Lauren Goffinet added 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Dana Sibrel and Jaycee Guillaume each grabbed six rebounds to back Goffinet in that department. But North Posey outrebounded the Marksmen 36-31.
Two sophomores led North Posey. Forward Erin Maile scored 18 points and guard Alyssa Like tallied 17.
The Vikings hit 45.7 percent from the field compared with Tell City's overall total of 27.3 percent.
North Posey improved to 13-4 overall and 5-1 in the PAC. Tell City slipped to 4-2 in the conference.
Tell City beat Breckinridge County in a non-conference road game 40-33 Monday as Sibrel had 13 points and six rebounds to lead a balanced attack.
McClintic added 12 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals and Goffinet had 11 points and six rebounds.
Guillaume had four assists and Marianne Krueger made three steals.
Neither team shot well from the field, with Tell City hitting 31.8 percent and Breckinridge County 31.7 percent.
Sibrel, who hit 6 of 11 shots from the field, was the only Marksman to hit at least 50 percent.
"We started off kind of sluggish," said Lyons. "I think that was partly due to the fact that we weren't in school today (because of Martin Luther King Day). But overall we played all right."
Julie Jarboe led Breckinridge County, 7-8, with nine points.
Tell City, 11-7, will visit Mount Vernon Saturday at 1:30 p.m.