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  • Perry Central holds off Marksmen

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central forced 18 Tell City turnovers and beat the Marksmen 28-24 in freshman basketball Monday.

    “I was really pleased with our defensive effort overall, but on offense we struggled quite a bit,” said Tell City Coach Dan Lacy.

    Adam Kleaving scored 10 points to lead Perry Central. Paul Schwartz grabbed three rebounds.

    Matthew Watts scored nine points, Brandon Gaynor eight, and Ryan Dooley six for Tell City.

    Casey May led Tell City in rebounds with five.

  • PC boys team relies on quickness...

    LEOPOLD—The frontline was the main strength of Perry Central’s boys basketball team last year, but Coach Matt Carter thinks it could be perimeter play this year.

    “I think our perimeter play’s pretty good,” he said. “We’re pretty deep at the guard position. I think ball-handling will be a strength.”

    The Commodores return two frontline players from last year’s 9-13 team. But one of them, Alex Rogier, has played every position from center to guard so Carter included him among the depth at guard.

  • Trojans pull away from Bulldogs...

    CANNELTON—After leading by one point at halftime, Cannelton’s shooting went cold in the second half and the Bulldogs lost to Wood Memorial 54-40 in boys basketball Wednesday.

    The Bulldogs hit 6 of 18 three-point shots in the first half, including a 30-footer by Ethan Patton at the buzzer to put them ahead 26-25.

    But they made only 1 of 10 from beyond the arc in the second half. And that one came with 2:54 left in the game, after the Trojans had already built a 51-35 lead.

  • Hayes sets TC rebounding mark in...

    EVANSVILLE—McKenzie Hayes scored 38 points and grabbed at least 22 rebounds but Tell City lost to Reitz 81-60 in girls basketball Tuesday.

    Coach John Lyons was getting the rebounding statistics off Tell City’s videotape of the game, but there were about three minutes missing on it.

    He planned to get Reitz’s tape to see how many rebounds Hayes had in the missing minutes.

  • Pioneers outwrestle Tell City

    TELL CITY—Boonville won six of the 11 matches actually wrestled and also took advantage of three Tell City forfeits to beat the Marksmen 54-24 in wrestling Tuesday.

    “We knew it was going to be tough, giving up 18 points,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.

    The Marksmen also used a reserve in one weight class because their starter had missed a practice the previous week.

    “You could tell it was our first match—we’ve got some things to work on,” said Litherland. “It was their sixth match.”

  • Tell City boys team has...

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys swim team again will be strong in freestyle races but lack depth in other events.

    “We should be pretty decent in the sprint freestyles with Nick Bower and Jerry Ammon both back,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page.

    “And in the 200 and 500 Greg Clayton is back. He placed second in the conference in both of those to a kid who graduated, so he’s got a chance to move up this year.”

    Joining Clayton in those two events will be freshman Hunter Sandage.

  • TC boys team has more size,...

    TELL CITY—More size, quickness and versatility could help Tell City’s boys basketball team improve on last year’s 8-14 record.

    The Marksmen return only one starter, Trent Gunn, from last year. And only three others, senior Mike Maddle and juniors Sean Flannagan and Shane Weedman, lettered last year, so Coach John Hayes said the team’s lack of experience is his biggest concern.

  • PC girls hot early in win over...

    LEOPOLD—In a game featuring poor shooting on both sides Perry Central used a hot streak early to beat Cannelton 52-26 in girls basketball Monday.

    Perry Central led only 7-4 after Nakaa Myers hit a 17-foot shot from the wing for Cannelton with 3:21 left in the first quarter.

    But the Commodores went on a 16-2 run in the next 5:41 to build a 23-6 lead.

    The Commodores’ last three baskets in that streak were three-pointers. Hilarie Hahus made one of them to open the second-quarter scoring.

  • Chargers run past Tell City

    PETERSBURG—Pike Central scored 41 points off layups and free throws from being fouled on layups to beat Tell City 60-30 in PAC girls basketball Saturday.

    The Chargers used their quickness with a full-court press that forced 32 Tell City turnovers, many of them leading to layups at the other end.

    “They were really quick and we just didn’t handle the ball very well at all,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons.

    The Chargers also outrebounded Tell City 62-33. They got several layups off their 35 offensive rebounds.

  • PC tops Tell City for tourney...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central built a 20-9 lead after three quarters and held off a strong fourth-quarter Tell City rally to win 21-17 in the championship game of Perry Central’s eighth grade girls basketball tourney Saturday.

    While Tell City forced some turnovers and got hot on offense in the fourth quarter, Perry Central went cold. The Commodores did not score a field goal and made only 1 of 7 free throws the last quarter.

    But that was enough thanks to their earlier effort on defense.