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Today's Sports

  • Rogier propels PC past Tell City

    TELL CITY—Alex Rogier had 23 points and nine rebounds in the second half to lift Perry Central past Tell City 70-69 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    Rogier scored 21 points in the last 12 minutes after Tell City built a 50-41 lead on Trent Gunn’s driving layup and free throw with 3:56 left in the third quarter.

    “There’s no question he was the difference in the game,” Tell City Coach John Hayes said of Rogier.

  • Cougars claw Cannelton

    CALHOUN, Ky.—Cannelton hit only 19.6 percent from the field in a 76-38 boys basketball loss to McLean County Tuesday.

    While the Bulldogs were cold, McLean County hit 46.0 percent from the field, including making 10 of 26 three-point shots.

    Facing Cannelton’s zone defense, the Cougars took over 40 percent of their shots from three-point range.

    “We’re not deep enough to play man-to-man (defense),” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

  • PC pulls away from Eagles

    LANESVILLE—Perry Central used pressure defense in the third quarter to pull away to a 54-33 girls basketball victory over Lanesville Monday.

    The Commodores led only 22-15 at halftime but outscored Lanesville 19-7 in the third quarter with the help of their press.

    “I thought our defensive pressure made the difference,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “They’re pretty big but we made it hard for them to run their half-court offense.”

  • Cannelton girls split games

    CANNELTON—Cannelton forced 34 turnovers as it beat Whitesville Trinity 49-41 in girls basketball Monday.

    Trinity led 31-15 early in the third quarter. Then the Bulldogs “got after the ball a little bit with our (1-2-2) press,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “I think they only went seven deep, so they started getting a little worn out.

    “We got some layups and we also started hitting the offensive boards a little better.”

    Sophomore guards Sarah Powers and Payton Reed scored 17 and 13 points, respectively, to lead Cannelton.

  • Tell City girls outswim Boonville

    BOONVILLE—Bailey Malone won two individual events and a relay to lead Tell City past Boonville 110-75 in girls swimming Monday.

    Malone won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:34.17 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:21.04.

    She teamed with Amanda Wagner, Chelsea Malone and Erika Hauenstein to win the 400 free relay in 4:03.75.

    Chelsea Malone won the 50 freestyle in 26.66 seconds.

    Wagner won the 100 free in 57.91 and Hauenstein took the 100 butterfly in 1:11.49.

  • Four forfeits hurt Tell City...

    NEW ALBANY—Tell City won six of 10 matches actually wrestled but had to forfeit four weight classes and lost to New Albany 44-30 Tuesday.

    “We actually beat them head to head, but it’s tough when you have to give up 24 points,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.

    Tell City won four consecutive matches by pins. Dillon Hedinger (160-pound weight class), Matt Leistner (171), Dustin Gould (189) and Dylan Froehlich (215) earned them.

    Leistner scored his pin fastest, in 43 seconds.

  • Boonville’s depth...

    BOONVILLE—Tell City won seven of 12 events but lost to Boonville 91-82 in a boys swimming season opener Monday.

    Tell City did not have an entrant in the 100 butterfly so Boonville swept all three places in it. And the Marksmen’s only entrant in the 200 individual medley was disqualified.

    Greg Clayton and Nick Bower each won two individual events for Tell City.

    Clayton took the 200 freestyle in 2:04.70 and the 500 free in 5:45.67.

    Bower won the 100 free in 58.53 and the 50 free in 24.89.

  • Perry Central holds off Marksmen

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central forced 18 Tell City turnovers and beat the Marksmen 28-24 in freshman basketball Monday.

    “I was really pleased with our defensive effort overall, but on offense we struggled quite a bit,” said Tell City Coach Dan Lacy.

    Adam Kleaving scored 10 points to lead Perry Central. Paul Schwartz grabbed three rebounds.

    Matthew Watts scored nine points, Brandon Gaynor eight, and Ryan Dooley six for Tell City.

    Casey May led Tell City in rebounds with five.

  • PC boys team relies on quickness...

    LEOPOLD—The frontline was the main strength of Perry Central’s boys basketball team last year, but Coach Matt Carter thinks it could be perimeter play this year.

    “I think our perimeter play’s pretty good,” he said. “We’re pretty deep at the guard position. I think ball-handling will be a strength.”

    The Commodores return two frontline players from last year’s 9-13 team. But one of them, Alex Rogier, has played every position from center to guard so Carter included him among the depth at guard.

  • Trojans pull away from Bulldogs...

    CANNELTON—After leading by one point at halftime, Cannelton’s shooting went cold in the second half and the Bulldogs lost to Wood Memorial 54-40 in boys basketball Wednesday.

    The Bulldogs hit 6 of 18 three-point shots in the first half, including a 30-footer by Ethan Patton at the buzzer to put them ahead 26-25.

    But they made only 1 of 10 from beyond the arc in the second half. And that one came with 2:54 left in the game, after the Trojans had already built a 51-35 lead.