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  • Beard’s rebounding propels Tell...

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Braeden Beard had 18 points and 15 rebounds in three quarters of action as Tell City defeated Cannelton 70-37 in boys basketball Thursday.
    Damon Powers scored a career-high 30 points for Cannelton. But no other Bulldog scored more than two and they couldn’t stay with the Marksmen on the boards.
    Tell City outrebounded them 33-20.
    Rebound baskets and inside baskets in transition and on post-up moves helped Tell City outshoot Cannelton from the field 58.5 percent to 35.0 percent.

  • Rebels upset Tell City

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    FERDINAND—Tell City Coach John Hayes worried that Friday night’s Class 2A girls basketball sectional semifinal game against two-win South Spencer could be a trap game.
    Those concerns were warranted as the Rebels shocked the Marksmen 55-45 to advance to Saturday’s championship game.

  • Bulldogs fall to Springs Valley

    Sports Editor

    FRENCH LICK—Ninth-year Springs Valley girls basketball coach Kelly Schmitt said this is the best defensive team she’s coached.
    Cannelton would likely agree after falling to the Blackhawks 61-14 in the Class A sectional semifinals Friday.
    The Blackhawks, ranked No. 4 in the state and the only undefeated team left in any class in the state, improved to 23-0.

  • Pike Central is no one’s patsy...

    For many years Pike Central was the opponent that other PAC boys basketball teams could count as a sure victory.
    Other than the Adam Seitz-led 1997 team that won the Southridge regional, the Chargers have never won a sectional. They have won the PAC title two times but none in the last 17 years.
    Several opponents would schedule the Chargers for their homecoming because it’s always nice to win one’s homecoming game and that was about the only way to draw a decent crowd against the Chargers.

  • Harris shoots Cannelton to...

    CANNELTON—Nicole Harris scored 24 points as Cannelton beat Medora 51-32 in girls basketball Saturday.
    Harris hit 7 of 12 shots from the field, including 7 of 8 from two-point range, and 10 of 14 free throws.
    “She shot the ball well,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “She was aggressive and looked to score and really played well.”
    Despite her hot shooting, Cannelton trailed 20-19 at halftime. “We missed a lot of free throws the first half - we were 3 for 15,” said Garrett.

  • 3 Marksmen advance to wrestling...

    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Three Tell City wrestlers qualified for the regional as the Marksmen finished seventh in the 10-team Castle sectional Saturday.
    Tell City scored 67 points, just three behind sixth-place Boonville. Castle repeated as champion with 316.5.
    David Teague was Tell City’s top finisher, placing second in the 120-pound weight class.
    He lost the championship match to Neal Bealmear of Castle 5-3.

  • Hornets defeat Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Medora outshot Cannelton from the field 51.1 percent to 30.2 percent to beat the Bulldogs 62-37 in boys basketball Saturday.
    “They shot the ball pretty well from the field,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “Part of that was we were nowhere near as intense on defense as we were Friday night. And they made some tough shots.

  • Cold start dooms Tell City

    Sports Editor

    FRENCH LICK—Springs Valley took advantage of Tell City’s cold start to defeat the Marksmen 51-38 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen went scoreless in the first quarter, missing all seven field-goal attempts and all four free throws, and trailed 9-0 after eight minutes.
    They got on the board on a rebound basket by Braeden Beard with 7:01 left in the second quarter.
    The Marksmen got an unexpected scoring boost in the second quarter from freshman Trent Arnold.

  • Commodores' comeback falls...

    LANESVILLE—After trailing by 22 points at halftime, Perry Central rallied in the second half but lost to Lanesville 54-50 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Lanesville built a 39-17 halftime lead. But in the second half “we changed our press a little bit and went to some zone (defense in the halfcourt,” noted Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “We were able to get a few turnovers that led to easy baskets for us.”
    The Commodores also cut their own turnovers to five in the second half after committing 16 in the first half.

  • Hot shooting propels Tell City...

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—A basketball adage is: If a team shoots well, it looks good. Or as Tell City girls coach John Hayes put it Tuesday, “When you hit shots, that takes care of a lot of problems.”
    The Marksmen outshot Perry Central from the field 55.8 percent to 29.8 percent to win 57-49 in Tuesday’s first-round sectional game.
    They will play South Spencer in the semifinals Friday at 5:30 p.m.