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TELL CITY—Tell City used a full-court press to force 21 turnovers and defeated South Central 70-47 in boys basketball Saturday.
With 6:65 left in the game South Central’s Dylan Carpenter made a three-point shot from the left wing, cutting the Marksmen’s lead to six, 47-41.
The Marksmen went back to what had worked for them in the first quarter as Shane Weedman scored a basket from the low post.
Trent Gunn made a basket from the left baseline extending the Tell City lead to 10.
The Marksmen would outscore the Rebels 19-6 over the final 5:56.
Tell City ran to a 14-0 lead at the start of the game. That streak included three-point baskets by Mike Maddle and Sean Flannagan.
The Marksmen pressed the Rebels in the first quarter building a 21-7 lead.
Tell City coach John Hayes said, “We started the game well. We played pretty well in the first half.
“If we had started out playing like that at Southridge (Friday) it could have been a different story.
“We talked about starting out on the right foot (in the third quarter) and putting them away.”
Instead South Central scored the first seven points of that quarter, cutting Tell City’s lead to 34-27.
Tell City came back, though, with strong scoring by Weedman inside.
“I never have to worry about these kids playing hard,” said Hayes. “Tonight Shane Weedman posted up strong and made strong post moves.”
Weedman led Tell City with 16 points and seven rebounds. Maddle added 15 points and Gunn scored 11.
Tell City outrebounded South Central 26-23. Miller had 13 points and seven rebounds for South Central.
Tell City hit 22 of 48 from the field for 45.8 percent while South Central hit 15 of 35 for 42.9 percent.
Tell City improved to 2-3 while South Central fell to 1-5.
The Marksmen will visit Tecumseh Friday at 7:30 p.m.
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Tell City won the JV game 58-33 as Brian Arnold had 21 points and six assists.
Chris Kohnert added 14 points and Brad Leibering grabbed seven rebounds for the 2-3 Marksmen.