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Today's Sports

  • Turnovers doom Tell City in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City committed 24 turnovers in a 29-27 loss to Crawford County in the third-place game of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Saturday.
    “The first half we had the best field-goal percentage (9 of 16 for 56.3 percent) we’ve had all season,” noted Tell City Coach Brent Owen. “So if we take care of the ball like we did against Northeast Dubois, we win the game.

  • A different look at basketball...

    Readers of my Nov. 26 column know I am not a big fan of new baseball statistics created by sabermetricians.
    And generally I feel the same way about revised ways of looking at basketball statistics, though some of them can be helpful.
    In the Pro Basketball Prospectus published each year by Bradford Doolittle and Kevin Pelton, instead of traditional statistics such as points and rebounds per game, they list the percentage of rebounds per game that each player hauls in.

  • PC girls pound Blackhawks

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit 56.4 percent from the field in a 74-36 PLAC girls basketball victory over Springs Valley Thursday.
    Perry Central center Ashley Graves hit 12 of 18 from the field and had 28 points, 20 rebounds, seven blocked shots, three assists and three steals.
    “A lot of Ashley’s shots are from point-blank range, but not all of them were put-backs,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “She hit some turn-around, short hook shots.

  • Cornerstone Christian corners...

    CANNELTON—A 32-point second quarter helped Cornerstone Christian to a 71-62 win over Cannelton in the first round of the Bulldog Invitational boys basketball tourney Friday.
    “They’re not bad—we just didn’t defend,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “They just filled it up. It’s easy to shoot when you have no ball pressure. They probably had five or six three-pointers that quarter.”
    Cannelton held the Shelbyville, Ky., team to six points in the third quarter, though, to get back in the game.

  • Bulldogs 1-1 at Tecumseh

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LYNNVILLE—Brandon Cook had 27 points, 12 steals and 11 assists as Cannelton beat Bloomington Light-house 71-62 in the Bulldogs’ second game of the Tecumseh boys basketball invitational Thursday.
    It was Cook’s first game with double figures in three main statistics and apparently the first triple-double in the team’s history.
    “He’s doing a much better job of keeping everybody involved,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

  • PC holds off Corydon

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Derek Thomas and Tanner Cassidy combined for 42 points and 14 rebounds as Perry Central beat Corydon 61-57 in the first round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Thursday.
    The Commodores also played a strong defensive game, even though Corydon hit 60.0 percent from the field and 6-foot-7 sophomore all-state candidate Bronson Kessinger scored 23 points on 10 of 13 field-goal shooting.

  • Tell City edges Jeeps

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Matthew Watts hit a three-point shot at the buzzer to give Tell City a 53-50 win over Northeast Dubois in the first round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Thursday.
    Northeast Dubois led most of the game, building its advantage to 10 points, 34-24, on a three-pointer from the corner by Bryce Huebner with 5:15 left in the third quarter.
    Huebner had 21 points at that point on 7 for 9 field-goal shooting. Tell City had tried several defenses, including man-to-man and a 1-2-2 zone.

  • 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.