Vikings shut down Tell City

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By Larry Goffinet

POSEYVILLE—North Posey held Tell City to two field goals in the second half and beat the Marksmen 62-31 in PAC girls basketball Saturday.

Tell City trailed only 30-24 at halftime but went cold in the second half.

The Marksmen hit 31.4 percent from the field for the game and took 21 fewer shots than the Vikings, who hit 46.4 percent.

The Vikings outrebounded Tell City 35-20 and committed 10 fewer turnovers than the Marksmen to account for the difference in shot totals.

On defense the small Marksmen had trouble stopping North Posey post players Erin Maile and Tabi Thurman.

The 5-foot-11 Maile led the Vikings with 14 points. Guard Alyssa Like added 12, including two three-point baskets, and Thurman scored 10.

Thurman is 5-9 but “she’s really strong and she was really physical,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “She did a nice job posting up. It seemed like she scored a lot more than 10 points.”

Lauren Goffinet and Emily Dauby led Tell City with 10 points apiece, each scoring eight in the first half.

Dauby, returning after sitting out four games, hit two three-pointers in the first half.

“She had a pretty good game, especially in the first half,” said Lyons.

Tell City fell to 3-14 overall and 0-6 in the PAC while North Posey improved to 13-3, 4-1 in the conference.

The Marksmen will host Mount Vernon Saturday at 1:30 p.m.