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  • 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.

  • Tell City 5th in sectional

    JASPER—Tell City placed third in the 400-yard freestyle relay to finish fifth in the 10-team boys swim sectional Saturday.

    Greg Clayton, Nick Bower, Jarrod Clayton and Justin Peter swam that relay in 3:38.39, their best time all year.

    Bower, Jerry Ammon, David McDaniel and Greg Clayton also turned in their best time in the 200 free relay  as they placed fourth in 1:37.24.

    Peter, Taylor Maddle, Jarrod Clayton and Ammon placed seventh in the 200 medley relay in 1:54.49.

  • Hollen, Sears, Sprinkle join...

    TELL CITY—Ivan Hollen, Nick Sears and Jim Sprinkle were inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Friday.

    Hollen, who coached four sports at Tell City, died in 1983 at age 71.

    He was represented at the induction banquet by his granddaughter, Stacy Prickett of Indianapolis, and Dr. Gene Ress, whose brother Marion was one of Hollen’s star basketball players.

    Hollen won five sectionals in eight years of coaching basketball at Tell City. He won 11 sectionals and one regional in 19 years of coaching basketball overall, said Ress.

  • Marksmen hold off Hancock County

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Tell City used a strong inside game to build a 16-point lead in the first 21 minutes and then hit just enough free throws to hold off Hancock County 55-51 in boys basketball Thursday.

    The Marksmen were only 1 for 7 from three-point range, and 14 of their 15 two-point field goals came from within five feet of the basket.

    They scored inside on drives, passes to the low post, rebound baskets, and fast-break layups off steals.

  • PC nips Rams in OT

    PAOLI—Perry Central held Paoli to 36.4 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Rams 54-52 in overtime in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    The Rams hit only 9 of 32 shots from two-point range and 7 of 12 three-point attempts.

    Despite their shooting better from three-point than two-point range, Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said, “I thought we did a good job defending their three-point shooters. They had four guys on the floor at any one time who could shoot the three.”

  • Rangers pull away from Commodores

    FERDINAND—Forest Park hit its first six shots from the field in the third quarter to pull away to a 67-53 boys basketball victory over Perry Central Wednesday.

    The first half was close all the way, with both teams hitting below 40 percent from the field.

    The teams were never separated by more than three points until Nathan Bromm scored on a drive to put Forest Park up 26-22 at halftime.

    The Rangers improved their shooting in the second half, though.