Turnovers doom Tell City

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MARENGO—Tell City committed 32 turnovers in a 60-51 girls basketball loss to Crawford County Friday.
Most of the turnovers came in the second and third quarters, when the Wolfpack outscored Tell City 33-14 to build a 52-31 lead.
“We just didn’t handle their pressure (man-to-man full-court and 2-2-1 full-court) very well,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “It was basically a nerve kind of thing. Then we finally settled down a little bit.”
The Marksmen employed a full-court press of their own in the fourth quarter and bothered the Wolfpack with it.
After forcing several turnovers the Marksmen cut their deficit to eight points. They had the ball with a chance to cut it to six but were unable to do so.
Kassidie Hayes scored nine points in Tell City’s fourth-quarter comeback and finished the game with 24.
She also led the team in rebounds with 11 (no one else grabbed more than three) and blocked shots with three, and made two steals.
Logan Flannagan made three steals and had two assists before leaving the game with seven minutes left after banging her head. Her status for the Marksmen’s next game was not known.
Sophomore center Taylor Gentry was Tell City’s second leading scorer with nine points.
The Marksmen hit 36.2 percent from the field, including 1 of 2 from three-point range.
Junior forward Mikayla Bowman led 1-2 Crawford County with 18 points.
Tell City, 1-1, will visit Pike Central Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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Tell City’s JV team hit only 4 of 19 free throws and lost 20-8.
“Defensively they do a really nice job,” said Hayes. “We’ve got some girls that get after it.”