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  • Commodores’ shooting cold in...

    LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central hit only 20.0 percent from the field in a 35-24 girls basketball loss to Heritage Hills Thursday.

    The Commodores hit 6 of 23 from two-point range and 3 of 22 from three-point range.

    Heritage Hills was also cold most of the game and led just 29-23 with three minutes left.

    “I told our girls that as bad as we’ve shot, we still have a chance,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “Then Heritage Hills hit a couple of shots.”

  • Perry Central hits layups to...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit 59.1 percent from the field, including 67.6 percent from two-point range, to clobber Southridge 62-35 in boys basketball Friday.

    “We shot about as well as we could (23 of 34) from two-point range,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

    One reason for that was 17 of those baskets were layups.

    Some of them came in the Commodores’ half-court offense, as they worked the ball well and cut crisply into the lane without the ball.

  • Marksman girls hold off...

    TELL CITY—Tell City held off a late rally by Boonville to beat the Pioneers 41-37 in girls basketball Thursday.

    The Marksmen built a nine-point lead early in the fourth quarter.

    “Then for some reason we went on a shooting spree, taking some really quick, bad shots,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “And they hit three threes in the fourth quarter (two by reserve Kaitlyn Torres).”

    The Pioneers eventually cut Tell City’s lead to one.

  • Vikings stop Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central committed 21 turnovers in a 50-40 girls basketball loss to North Posey Saturday.
    The Vikings did not use a full-court press, but their traps in their half-court defense gave Perry Central problems. That was particularly true in the second half, when the Commodores committed 13 turnovers.
    The score was tied 19-19 at halftime but North Posey outscored the Commodores 20-8 in the third quarter to take control.
    Ashley Graves and Morgan Richardson each scored 14 points to lead Perry Central.

  • Hornets, Titans defeat Tell City...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Hancock County jumped to an early lead with hot three-point shooting and beat Tell City 54-39 in girls basketball Monday.

  • Cannelton girls beat two...

    CANNELTON—With its lack of depth, Cannelton’s girls basketball team usually plays a zone defense. But aggressive man-to-man defense helped the Bulldogs beat Whitesville Trinity 58-47 Saturday.
    Cannelton trailed 31-27 at halftime after playing a zone.
    “Then we went to man-to-man and started putting a little pressure on them, trying to force some turnovers,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We had Mikah (Hemmings) playing the passing lanes and Melissa (Clausen) pressuring the ball.”

  • Steals help Cannelton overtake...

    Sports Editor

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Cannelton forced 29 turnovers—20 on steals—to beat Cloverport 65-63 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    The Bulldog needed the steals because they missed 17 of 34 free throws and were outrebounded 47-29.
    They edged the Aces in field-goal shooting 41.1 percent to 40.8 percent.
    The Bulldogs were hot early, though, jumping to a 25-8 lead in the first 71⁄2 minutes. They hit 11 of 18 from the field, including 2 for 4 from three-point range, in the first quarter.

  • Marksmen overtake Hornets in 4th...

    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Tell City used a  box-and-one defense to edge Hancock County 45-42 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Tell City Coach Brent Owen said, “We went to a box-and-chaser on Hancock County’s Kolten Keown at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Trent Zuelly really put his nose in his chest and wouldn’t let him touch the ball. It disrupted their offense.
    “Trent was our emotional leader on the floor tonight.”

  • Commodores turn back Rangers

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Tanner Cassidy scored 23 points and Perry Central played well in nearly every facet of the game to beat Forest Park 66-58 in boys basketball Saturday.
    It was the Commodores’ first victory over the Rangers in 17 meetings (regular-season and sectional), since a 69-57 win Jan. 9, 1999.
    The Commodores hit 51.1 percent (23 of 45) from the field and and committed only seven turnovers—nine fewer than the Rangers.
    The taller Rangers outrebounded Perry Central only 23-21.

  • Bulldogs fall 56-29

    ORLEANS—Cannelton grabbed only 21 rebounds in a 56-29 girls basketball loss to Orleans Thursday.
    “We got off to a slow start and so did they,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “Then in the second quarter they started hitting their shots and rebounding.”
    Orleans outscored the Bulldogs 20-8 in the second quarter to build a 30-10 halftime lead.
    Mikah Hemmings led Cannelton with 16 points and Allicyn Garrett added 10. Hemmings hit 4 of 12 from the field and 7 of 8 free throws and Garrett hit 4 of 13 from the field.