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Today's Sports

  • PC repulses Patriots

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central built a 20-point fourth-quarter lead, then made 15 of 18 free throws to beat Heritage Hills 65-56 in boys basketball Friday.

    Heritage Hills’ Justin Forshey made a three-point shot from the corner to cut the Commodore lead to 63-56 with 36 seconds left.

    A quick foul sent Jacob Schwartz to the free throw line where he made both shots.

    Heritage Hills turned to ball over on its next possession and then allowed the Commodores to run out the clock.

  • Commodores cold in loss to...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit only 29.5 percent from the field in a 47-39 PLAC boys basketball loss to West Washington Thursday.

    The Commodores found it hard to drive or get open shots inside against West Washington’s active 2-3 zone defense. And they hit only 3 of 19 shots from three-point range.

    “Early I thought we got some pretty decent looks but we just didn’t hit the shots,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

    The Commodores had to take some quick shots in the second half, as they trailed by 10 to 12 points much of it.

  • Lions rout Cannelton

    SELLERSBURG—Cannelton had no answer for Rock Creek’s size and athleticism in a 99-50 boys basketball loss Friday.

    The Lions outshot the Bulldogs from the field 53.2 percent to 26.6 percent, held a 54-34 advantage on the boards, and forced 22 turnovers.

    “We just did not move the ball very well tonight—we played as individuals instead of as a team,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  “Plus, they were very athletic, fast, and strong.”

  • Area sectionals could have new...

    One of the things that makes the IHSAA boys basketball sectionals so interesting is they are single-elimination. With a bad draw or one bad game, a really good team can make an early exit.

    Compare that with the individual state wrestling tourney, where Prince-ton’s Drake Stein won the 171-pound state title despite not winning his regional or even his sectional.

  • Froehlich 5th in state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City senior Dylan Froehlich placed fifth in the 215-pound weight class at the IHSAA state wrestling tourney Saturday.

    That tied Nick Lain’s 2002 mark for the highest finish ever for any Tell City wrestler. And Froehlich is only the sixth Perry Countian to ever finish in the top five in any individual event in IHSAA state competition.

    Froehlich went 3-1 in the 16-man bracket, losing only to eventual state champion Nathan Cleveland of Lowell.

  • Rogier propels Perry Central to...

    LANESVILLE—Alex Rogier scored the first seven points in overtime to lift Perry Central over Lanesville 60-50 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    Playing with four fouls, Rogier scored the opening overtime points on a drive to the basket.

    “I was open at the top of the key and my teammates found me,” said Rogier. “No one came out to guard me, so I just took it to the basket.”

    He made a three-point play on another inside move and free throw and then made two more free throws to put the Commodores up 51-44 with 1:33 left.

  • Cannelton's shooting hot in...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton played its best offensive game of the season in an 83-53 boys basketball win over Columbus Christian Saturday.

    “We moved the ball much better tonight,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  “We hit some threes early and this allowed us to use the backdoor cut and score some easy buckets.”

    Cannelton scored several times in transition as well.

    “We moved the ball down the floor well,” said Garrett.  “Our kids made some nice outlet passes.”

  • Vikings defeat cold Tell City

    POSEYVILLE—Tell City hit only 28.2 percent from the field in a 52-29 PAC boys basketball loss to North Posey Saturday.

    “I thought the effort was there,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “We moved the ball well on offense and I thought we got good shots—we just didn’t hit them.”

    Tired legs from playing on the third consecutive night may have hurt the Marksmen’s shooting. “They were three very physical basketball games,” said Hayes.

  • Boys sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central and Cannelton will start boys basketball sectional play Tuesday while Tell City drew a first-round bye.

    Pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.

    In the Class 2A sectional at Huntingburg, Perry Central will play the first game against Forest Park, one of the sectional favorites, Tuesday at 6 p.m. Perry County time.

    That will be followed by South Spencer versis Mater Dei at approximately 7:45 p.m.

    The Perry Central-Forest Park winner will play Tell City in the first semifinal game at 6 p.m. Friday, March 5.

  • Perry Central holds off Tecumseh

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central built a 19-point lead, then held off Tecumseh 49-40 in boys basketball Saturday.

    Perry Central built a 29-10 halftime lead. But the Braves outscored the Commodores 19-5 in the third quarter. Kyle Fischer scored 10 of his game-high 24 points in that period.

    In the fourth quarter Fischer picked up where he left off. He scored the next nine points for the Braves, including two free throws that cut the Commodore lead to five, 38-33.

    On Perry Central’s next possession Alex Rogier scored a three-point play.