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Wolfpack downs Tell City

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By Larry Goffinet

MARENGO—Crawford County hit five three-point shots in the first 5:05 en route to routing Tell City 68-47 in boys basketball Saturday.

The Wolfpack hit 5 of 7 from beyond the arc as they jumped to a 19-10 lead.

“We ran back from our press to a zone (defense) and we just didn’t get out on them,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

“We knew they had a couple of guys who could shoot threes, but we hadn’t seen them hit like that,” he added.

The Wolfpack hit only one more three-pointer the rest of the game.

But Tell City never got closer than seven points the rest of the way and was down by 21 by the end of the third quarter. Jonathon Bowles scored two of the Wolfpack’s last three baskets that quarter on offensive rebounds.

Bowles grabbed eight rebounds, twice as many as any Marksman, as the Wolfpack won the board battle 32-21.

With five baskets directly off rebounds and several layups off drives or back-door cuts, the Wolfpack outshot the Marksmen from the field 55.3 percent to 35.9 percent.

The Marksmen didn’t play with the same intensity they displayed in their previous game against a strong Mater Dei team.

“Our kids have still got to understand that they’ve got to play with the same intensity every night,” said Hayes.

Sean Flannagan led the Marksmen with 17 points on 5 of 9 field-goal shooting and 4 of 7 free throws.

Bowles led the Wolfpack’s balanced attack with 13 points as he hit 6 of 8 from the field.

Tell City fell to 3-9 while Crawford County improved to 6-5.

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Tell City won the junior varsity game 51-41 as freshman Brian Arnold hit six three-pointers and scored 22 points.

Chris Kohnert added 10 points for the 7-4 Marksmen.