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Today's Sports

  • Lewis’ high school...

    Most local fans probably sympathized from a distance when University of Southern Indiana basketball center Jeron Lewis died Jan. 14. But one former Perry Countian knew him well.

    Mike Novell, who was Cannelton’s baseball coach and assistant basketball coach to Dale Hein 1973-76, has been the head basketball coach at Fort Wayne North Side the last 10 years, where Lewis played for him.

  • Turnovers doom Tell City girls...

    REO—South Spencer's 14 steals and unrelenting full-court pressure helped defeat Tell City 56-45 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.

    South Spencer jumped to a 12-0 lead before Marksman Karen Damin hit a three-point shot with 1:50 left in the first quarter.

    The Rebels’ first-quarter charge was fueled by 11 Tell City turnovers, including five steals forced by South Spencer’s full-court pressure.

    Tell City finished the game with 24 turnovers while South Spencer had only six.

  • Defense carries Bulldog girls...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton forced 31 turnovers and held Rock Creek Christian to 17.0 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Lions 58-22 in girls basketball Friday.

    The Bulldogs jumped to a 36-10 halftime lead.

    “The first half we were overplaying the passing lanes in our zone and got a few steals that way,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

    The Bulldogs also used a 1-2-2 full-court press and a half-court trap at times.

  • PC defense stops Tell City

    TELL CITY—Perry Central forced 25 Tell City turnovers to beat the Marksmen 46-32 in girls basketball Monday.

    The Marksmen committed 15 turnovers in the first half as they fell behind 21-14.

    “They came out aggressive and we came out pretty passive, and they just took the ball away from us,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons.

    Tell City stayed close early, taking an 11-10 lead on a rebound basket by McKenzie Hayes with seven minutes left in the first half.

  • Hot Rebs top cold Tell City

    TELL CITY—South Spencer more than doubled Tell City’s field-goal percentage in beating the Marksmen 58-47 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

    The Rebels hit 58.6 percent from the field while Tell City hit just 26.0 percent, including 1 of 14 from three-point range.

    “We didn’t defend very well in the first half (when the Rebels hit 11 of 17 from the field to jump to a 29-20 lead) and that’s frustrating because we worked two weeks on defense since our last game,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

  • Eagles too quick for Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Cannelton could not contain Evansville Day’s quickness and lost to the Eagles 80-58 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Eagles used their quickness advantage to create several fast-break and layup opportunities. They hit 31 two-point field goals for the game, 27 of which came from in the lane.

    They hit 61.8 percent from the field for the game.

    “I would like to get back to our zone defense, but our offense is stagnant when we play a zone,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

  • Wildcats overtake Tell City in...

    TELL CITY—Matt Coudret’s 28 points helped Mater Dei overcome Tell City’s hot start and beat the Marksmen 62-53 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    The Marksmen, led by Shane Weedman, hit 8 of their first 10 field-goal attempts and built a 22-14 lead with 7 seconds left in the first quarter.

    They kept the lead until Coudret made a steal and layup to put the Wildcats ahead 35-34 with 5:44 left in the third quarter.

    Coudret scored 16 points in the second half on six field goals--all from within 7 feet of the basket—and 4 of 4 free throws.

  • Rebels outshoot Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—South Central held Cannelton scoreless in the first quarter and beat the Bulldogs 55-42 in girls basketball Saturday.

    South Spencer used a full-court man-to-man press in the first quarter “and we couldn’t shoot,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We were just throwing it (toward the basket). We just got in a big hurry.”

    After falling behind 13-0 in that period, the Bulldogs played the Rebels evenly the rest of the way.

  • Tell City 0-5 in Saturday tourney

    EVANSVILLE—Dylan Froehlich went 5-0 but Tell City lost all five of its matches in a six-team wrestling round-robin Saturday.

    The Marksmen fell to North Posey 33-30, Castle 69-9, Reitz 71-4, Mount Vernon 48-33, and Evansville Central 41-31.

    Castle and Reitz are ranked in the top 10 in the state. “Reitz beat Mater Dei, which was ranked No. 2 last week, and Castle beat Reitz (in this tourney),” noted Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.

  • Southridge tops PC

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central contained Southridge star center Austin Rasche, but the forwards combined for 40 points as the Raiders won 75-56 in boys basketball Friday.

    Rasche, who had 20 points and 19 rebounds in last year’s game against the Commodores, was held to eight points.

    But Kyle Hagen scored 26 points, Broc Roesner 17, and Aaron Goeppner 14 for the Raiders.

    Forwards Goeppner and Hagen each made two inside baskets as the Raiders jumped to a 13-6 lead in the first six minutes.