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Wolfpack tops Tell City

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By MIKE SPRAGUE
Sports Correspondent

TELL CITY—Tell City was hurt by 27 turnovers and poor shooting in a 60-33 boys basketball loss to Crawford County Saturday.
Tell City Coach Brent Owen said, “Crawford County played solid defense. We knew what they were going to do—play a 1-3-1 zone. We were prepared for it (but) our execution tonight was the worst all season.
“That is unfortunate this late in the season and considering how well we did last night (against Mater Dei). We never mentally checked in, and it really cost us.”
Crawford County scored the game’s first seven points. The Marksmen didn’t score until Matthew Watts made 2 of 3 free throws with 1:46 left in the first quarter.
In the second and third quarters Crawford County’s 2-2-1 full-court press and 1-3-1 trapping defense caused the Marksmen problems.
For the game, Tell City made 9 of 37 shots from the field for 24.3 percent. The Marksmen made 4 of 24 from two-point range.
Crawford County hit 18 of 38 attempts for 47.3 percent.
In the second quarter the Wolfpack outscored the Marksmen 21-8 to take a 28-12 halftime lead.
Tell City guard Trent Zuelly made a field goal with 6:41 left in the third quarter, but the Marksmen did not make another field goal until 0:52 left in that quarter.
Watts led the Marksmen with 11 points. Zach Thomas led the Wolfpack with 13 points.
Crawford County held a 30-25 rebounding advantage. Brennan Malone, Drew Mowery, and Grant Sanders each grabbed four for Tell City. Johnny Schwartz had seven for the Wolfpack.
Tell City dropped to 2-12 while Crawford County improved to 11-3.
Tell City will visit Ohio County, Ky., Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
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Crawford County won the JV game 49-47 as Tell City missed a three-point shot at the buzzer.
C.J. Rowe scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Tell City. Gant Miller added nine points, and Matt Zabel and Rhett Baumeister each scored  eight. Zabel also grabbed seven boards.