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Today's Sports

  • PC’s rebounding, press sack Tell...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Perry Central used strong rebounding and pressure defense to overcome cold outside shooting and beat Tell City 61-41 in the second round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Friday.
    The Commodores hit 42.9 percent from the field overall. But they were 4 for 17 from three-point range and 16 of their 23 two-point baskets came from within 5 feet of the basket, including six directly off offensive rebounds and three directly off Tell City turnovers.

  • PC presses past Rebels for PSC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central’s full-court press and depth wore South Spencer down in the fourth quarter as the Commodores won 62-50 in the championship game of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Saturday.
    The game was close most of the way, with four lead changes and four ties in the first half.
    Perry Central built a 48-42 lead by the end of the third quarter by outrebounding the Rebels 8-4 that period and getting three baskets directly off offensive rebounds.

  • Graves, Hayes on all-tourney team

    LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central center Ashley Graves and Tell City center-forward McKenzie Hayes were named to the All-PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball all-tourney team last week.
    Graves averaged 26.0 points and 18.7 rebounds in three games for the Commodores as they placed second in the four-team tourney.
    Hayes averaged 11.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 5.0 blocked shots, 4.0 steals and 3.5 assists in two games for the third-place Marksmen.

  • PC, TC alumni to play hoops New...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—A group of former Perry Central boys basketball players will meet their counterparts from Tell City in the New Year’s Alumni Bash at Bryan Taylor Arena 5 p.m. New Year’s Day.
    Admission for the 48-minute game (played with basically NBA rules) is free.
    Scheduled to play for Perry Central are Aaron Carter, Adam Etienne, Nick Huber, Ryan Mullis, Jared Mullis, John Meunier, Ryan Gelarden, Evan Shearn, Steven Krieg, Jess Roberson, Zach Rogier and Brad Deom.

  • St. Bernard’s board work beats...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT—St. Bernard scored several rebound baskets and beat Cannelton 48-27 in the first round of St. Bernard’s eighth grade boys basketball tourney Saturday.
    St. Bernard’s two tallest players were about a head taller than Cannelton’s two tallest and they used their height effectively inside.
    “We just got killed on the boards,” said Cannelton Coach Kyle Powers. “When we play kids with height, that’s where we kind of struggle. We’re awfully young.”

  • PSC Classic will feature one of...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—In recent years each team in the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney has played three games in four days, with the tourney scheduled Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
    This week each will play three games in three days, with the tourney compressed to tonight, Friday and Saturday.
    A team that plays the second game tonight and the first game Saturday (all four games that day will be played at Heritage Hills, starting at 2 p.m.) will play three games in less than 45 hours.

  • Bulldogs cool down in 2nd half

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton used hot shooting to jump to a 26-9 lead but cooled off in the second half of a 61-49 girls basketball loss to Lanesville Thursday.
    The Bulldogs hit 7 of 14 from the field, including 5 of 6 from three-point range, in the first quarter to build a 19-9 lead.
    They added a 12-foot baseline shot by Allicyn Garrett and a three-pointer and two free throws by Mikah Hemmings in the first 1:42 of the second quarter to cap a 12-0 run and increase their lead to 17 points.

  • Cannelton blasts Rock Creek 61-35

    SELLERSBURG—Mikah Hemmings had 35 points, nine steals, six rebounds and two assists as Cannelton trounced Rock Creek 61-35 in girls basketball Friday.
    Hemmings hit 11 of 30 from the field, including 3 of 10 from three-point range, and 10 of 11 free throws.
    Allicyn Garrett added 18 points, a team-high nine rebounds, and three steals.
    “We shot the ball pretty well,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We worked the ball a little bit and took open shots and hit some shots today.”

  • No. 1 Mater Dei defeats Tell City

    TELL CITY—Tell City trailed by only 10 points early in the third quarter, but five consecutive turnovers ended the Marksmen’s hopes of upsetting Mater Dei in girls basketball Thursday.
    Mater Dei, the Class 2A defending state champion and ranked No. 1 again this year, scored eight points off the turnovers and beat the Marksmen 61-36.
    “We had too many turnovers (24)—that’s for sure,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “And our turnovers turned straight into layups at the other end.

  • Lanesville bests Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton hit only 8 of 25 from the field and committed 16 turnovers in the second half of a 77-60 boys basketball loss to Lanesville Thursday.
    Cannelton hit 13 of 26 from the field in the first half, including 5 of 8 from three-point range, to take a 40-38 lead.
    Brandon Cook scored 24 points that half on 7 of 14 field-goal shooting (3 of 5 on three-pointers) and 7 of 12 free throws. He also had nice assists for layups by Elijah Littles and Hunter Herzog.