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Today's Sports

  • Rappites beat Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Strong offensive rebounding and three-point shooting fueled a hot start that carried New Harmony past Cannelton 67-44 in the Bulldog Invitational boys basketball tourney Saturday evening.

    The Rappites hit 6 of 12 three-point shots in the first half as they built a 42-9 lead.

    They also grabbed 10 offensive rebounds that half and scored directly off four of them.

    They built a 24-0 first-quarter lead with four three-point baskets, three rebound baskets, a transition layup, a 12-footer from the wing, and two free throws.

  • Crusaders nip Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Cannelton was unable to hit free throws late in a 46-43 loss to Columbus Christian in the first game of the Bulldog Invitational boys basketball tourney Saturday morning.

    The Bulldogs trailed 44-41 with 43 seconds left when Jordan Mattingly scored on a rebound basket.

    Mattingly was fouled on the play and went to line with a chance to tie the game, but he committed a lane violation on the shot.

    Cannelton immediately committed a foul to send the Crusaders to the foul line for a double bonus. They missed both free throws. 

  • PC splits PLAC games

    FRENCH LICK—Perry Central hit 48.8 percent from the field to beat Springs Valley 57-41 in PLAC girls basketball Saturday.

    Lavina Schwartz led the Commodores with 16 points on 4 of 8 field-goal shooting and 8 of 9 free throws.

    She also made five steals and had four assists.

    Deidra Dickerson added 10 points. Katie Schwartz hit 4 of 5 from the field and Hilarie Hahus hit 4 of 6.

  • Bulldogs beat Senators; fall to...

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Cannelton overcame a 46-27 rebounding deficit to beat West Washington 43-41 in girls basketball Saturday.

    “Good teams win ugly games and it was pretty ugly,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We didn’t shoot the ball very well (30.2 percent from the field, 31.6 percent on free throws) and we got outrebounded so bad.”

    The quicker Bulldogs did force 27 West Washington turnovers.

    Taylor Lawalin hit a three-point shot with a minute left to give Cannelton the lead for good.

  • Mater Dei too quick for Marksmen

    EVANSVILLE—“We gave up too many turnovers,” Tell City Coach John Lyons said of the Marksmen’s 54-30 girls basketball loss to Mater Dei Saturday.

    Mater Dei pressed at times, “but we turned the ball over in the halfcourt too,” said Lyons. “They were quick and they anticipated the pass well.”

    Freshman center McKenzie Hayes led Tell City with nine points on three field goals and 3 of 7 free-throw shooting.

  • Tell City tops PC in final...

    TELL CITY—Both coaches thought Tell City outhustled Perry Central in beating the Commodores 47-45 in the second round of the PSC Classic boys basketball tourney Wednesday.

    “We didn’t play with any intensity the first half,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “We got outplayed the whole game.

    “I don’t know if we ever boxed out the whole game. Our half-court defense was pretty decent, but then we didn’t finish it with the rebound.”

  • Boonville holds off PC rally

    TELL CITY—Boonville, getting high percentage shots on fast breaks, hit 59.0 percent from the field to beat Perry Central 67-65 in the first round of the PSC Classic boys basketball tourney Tuesday.

    Perry Central committed nine turnovers in the first half and Boonville converted five of them into fast-break layups to build a 32-20 lead.

    The Pioneers increased their lead to 20 points, 42-22, on a fast-break dunk by center Ryan Helfert midway through the third quarter.

  • Panthers run past Tell City

    TELL CITY—Corydon took advantage of 13 first-half Tell City turnovers to beat the Marksmen 74-58 in the first round of the PSC Classic boys basketball tourney Tuesday.

    Tell City outrebounded Corydon 36-26 overall, including 26-15 in the second half.

    And field-goal percentages were nearly even in the first half, with Corydon hitting 53.8 percent and Tell City 52.9 percent.

    But Corydon took nine more shots that half thanks to having eight fewer turnovers than the Marksmen. Thus the Panthers were able to build a 36-19 halftime lead.

  • Cannelton hosting own 3-team...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton will host the Bulldog Invitational, a three-team, round-robin, boys basketball tourney, Saturday.

    The Bulldogs will face Columbus Christian in the first game at 10 a.m.

    That will be followed by Columbus Christian vs. New Harmony at 1:30 p.m. and Cannelton vs. New Harmony at 6:30 p.m.

    Should each team finish with a 1-1 record, point differentials will be used to determine the tourney champion.

  • Colts fans, other teams cheated...

    Many Perry Countians are Indianapolis Colts football fans, and some of them are understandably irate at Colts Coach Jim Caldwell’s benching his starters early in the third quarter against the New York Jets Dec. 27.

    The Colts, who were 14-0 and had a chance to join the 1972 Miami Dolphins as the only team to go undefeated through the regular-season and playoffs, led only 15-10 early in the third quarter when Caldwell benched all of his key starters, including superstar quarterback Peyton Manning.