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  • Commodores pull away from Tell...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored off steals and offensive rebounds in the third quarter to pull away from Tell City for a 49-37 win in the PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball tourney Monday.
    This was the final game of the four-team round-robin, but Perry Central had already clinched first place and Tell City had already clinched fourth before this game started.

  • Perry Central wins two Saturday

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Strong rebounding and defense carried Perry Central to victories  over both Spencer County teams in the PSC Tip-off girls basketball tourney Saturday.
    The Commodores held Heritage Hills to 21.6 percent field-goal shooting in a 48-25 win Saturday morning.
    The Commodores grabbed 37 rebounds, including 12 offensive ones, and made 25 steals as they beat South Spencer 53-37 Saturday evening.

  • Tell City loses two Saturday

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Heritage Hills grabbed 15 offensive rebounds in beating Tell City 49-38 in the PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball tourney Saturday evening.
    The Patriots outrebounded Tell City 35-25 overall.
    “Their offensive rebounding absolutely killed us,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “That was by far the biggest problem we had.
    “I remember one possession in the first quarter when they had four shots.

  • Bulldogs hit 50 percent to...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton hit a season-best 50.0 percent from the field and outrebounded Grace Baptist 50-32 in the first round of the Cannelton Invitational boys basketball tourney Monday.
    The Bulldogs’ first win of the season put them in the championship game of the four-team tourney against Columbus Christian Tuesday.
    “We played pretty well,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Snyder. “We played a little faster than we normally like to and even tried to pressure them a little bit.”

  • Hot Eagles rip Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Fast-break layups and hot three-point shooting propelled Lanesville past Cannelton 77-23 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Eagles hit 53.4 percent from the field, including 55.0 percent from three-point range.
    Their 20 two-point baskets included numerous transition layups off Cannelton turnovers.
    “They’re pretty good,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “They play very aggressive defense and they’re pretty athletic.

  • Rock Creek edges Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Rock Creek outrebounded Cannelton 37-28 to beat the Bulldogs 45-40 in Cannelton’s girls basketball invitational Monday.
    Rock Creek edged the Bulldogs in field-goal shooting 28.6 percent to 25.0 percent and in turnovers 21 to 22.
    “We probably played about as well as we can,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We’ve got a lot of young kids that haven’t learned how to win yet.”
    Melissa Clausen led 1-10 Cannelton with 23 points and eight rebounds.

  • Tell City girls 7th in Jasper...

    JASPER—Sydney Brown placed eighth in the 100-yard backstroke to lead Tell City to seventh place in Jasper’s nine-team girls swimming invitational Saturday.
    Bloomington North won with 494 points. Tell City scored 82.
    Brown swam the 100 back in 1:13.47.
    Sydney Burton placed ninth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:25.92.
    Brown, Burton, Amy Hackbarth and Madison Schuetter placed ninth in the 200 medley relay in 2:19.75.

  • Marksmen boys 8th at Jasper

    JASPER—Luke Thomas and Aaron Vincent each earned two seventh places to lead Tell City to eighth place in Jasper’s nine-team boys swimming invitational Saturday.
    Bloomington North, tied for 24th in the state’s rankings, won with 601 points. Tell City scored 108.
    Thomas turned in his second fastest time ever in the 100-yard butterfly as he placed seventh in 1:05.99.
    Vincent took seventh in the 100 backstroke in 1:07.61.
    Those two teamed with Stephen Houle and Jacob Mowery to place seventh in the 400 free relay in 4:05.87.

  • Marksmen shut down Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s defense shut Cannelton out for 9 1/2 minutes in the middle of the game as the Marksmen won 33-14 in eighth grade girls basketball Thursday.
    Cannelton pulled within six points, 15-9, when Caressa Sloss hit a free throw with 2:07 left in the second quarter.
    But Tell City scored 12 straight points before Cannelton scored again on a free throw by Hannah McMahan with 4:29 left in the fourth quarter.

  • Perry Central freshmen hold off...

    LEOPOLD—Ty Mullis scored 17 points as Perry Central beat Springs Valley 39-34 in freshman basketball Thursday.
    Mullis hit one three-pointer but got most of his points by doing “a good job penetrating the lane,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers.
    Luke Bishop added nine points and Kage Kiplinger five.
    Perry Central “forced a few turnovers off our full-court press,” said Zellers.