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Today's Sports

  • PC’s turnovers key...

    ORLEANS—Orleans took advantage of its strong inside game and Perry Central’s 20 turnovers to beat the Commodores 65-53 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    The Commodores fell behind by 11 points in the first nine minutes and never led.

    But they battled back to tie the score three times late in the third quarter, the last at 34-34 on a driving basket by Alex Rogier with 1:44 left in the period.

    Then Orleans went on an 11-0 run to take control.

  • Roach leads Rebels past Tell...

    TELL CITY—South Spencer center Samantha Roach scored 25 points as the Rebels beat Tell City 66-57 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.

    Roach, a strong 6-foot sophomore, hit 11 of 16 shots from the field and 3 of 8 free throws.

    She hit one 10-foot baseline shot but scored all the rest of her baskets inside.

    Three came on offensive rebounds, one on a nice pick-and-roll move, and the rest from strong low-post moves.

  • Marksmen pounce on Panthers

    TELL CITY—Tell City jumped to a 31-8 halftime lead and beat Corydon 39-31 in freshman basketball Thursday.

    “Offensively we moved the ball real well against their 1-3-1 zone,” Tell City Coach Dan Lacy said of the Marksmen’s hot first half. “We hit shots, we got the ball inside, and we got some baskets off their 1-2-2 press.

    “In the second half they put a little more pressure on us and we were going into their traps with our heads down, not seeing the floor.”

  • Commodores sink Wood Memorial

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central improved its free-throw shooting in the second half and beat Wood Memorial 40-36 in freshman basketball Thursday.

    The Commodores hit only 1 of 8 free throws in the first half but made 8 of 12 in the second half.

    Their point total was 10 points higher than their previous high.

    “We played well enough to win,” said Perry Central Coach Kevin Rogier.

    He said about half the Commodores’ field goals came inside and half came from the perimeter.

    Trent Brown led Perry Central scorers with 15 points.

  • Hot second half lifts Rebels...

    REO—South Spencer hit 13 of 16 shots from the field in the second half to overtake Tell City for a 67-58 PAC boys basketball victory Saturday.

    Tell City led the entire first half, when the Rebels hit only 7 of 23 from the field.

    After Tell City guard Corey Young scored the first basket of the third quarter to put the Marksmen up 27-24, the Rebels went on a 12-0 run to take the lead for good.

    That streak included two three-point baskets by Cody Meyer and a 12-foot baseline shot by Jeremy Kincaid.

  • Mater Dei's inside game...

    EVANSVILLE—Mater Dei made 28 of its 34 field goals from within 7 feet of the basket and beat Tell City 86-64 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    The Wildcats, with a starting frontline that was 6-foot-7, 6-5 and 6-4, towered over Tell City, which started 6-2 Jesse Stow and no one else over 6 feet.

    They used that height advantage to outrebound the Marksmen 40-30. They made seven field goals and three free throws after grabbing offensive rebounds.

    “We tried to box out,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “But sometimes they could just go up over us.

  • Marksmen 2-3 Saturday

    MOUNT VERNON—Jessie Lawalin, A.J. Flynn, Justin Kleemann and Dylan Froehlich each went 4-1 to lead Tell City to a 2-3 record in a round-robin wrestling tourney Saturday.

    The Marksmen beat PAC foe North Posey 45-21 and Evansville Central 42-34.

    They lost to Castle 58-9, Reitz 64-9 and Mount Vernon 42-39.

    “Overall we wrestled pretty well,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland. “Castle’s pretty loaded. I think Castle’s ranked 10th in the state and Reitz is ranked eighth, and Castle beat Reitz.

  • South Central beats Bulldogs by 6

    ELIZABETH—Cannelton had better than usual perimeter shooting but lost to South Central 56-50 in girls basketball Saturday.

    Payton Reed hit four of five three-point shots for Cannelton and finished with 14 points, one fewer than teammate Sarah Powers.

    Nakaa Myers added nine points on three three-point baskets in the first nine minutes.

    Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller said fatigue may have been a factor in the Bulldogs’ loss, as they were playing their fifth game in eight days and had played New Harmony just 15 hours earlier.

  • Kohnert lifts Tell City past PC

    TELL CITY—Chris Kohnert made a driving three-point play with 2.8 seconds left to give Tell City a 30-28 freshman basketball win over Perry Central Saturday.

    Perry Central’s Marcus Peter was fouled on a three-point shot with 8.5 seconds left and hit 1 of 3 free throws to put the Commodores ahead 28-27.

    Kohnert replied with a driving layup and was fouled. He also hit the free throw to put the Marksmen ahead by two.

    Perry Central was unable to get a shot off after that, as Tell City’s Jordan Heck intercepted a long Commodore pass.

  • Raiders hold off PC

    LEOPOLD—Austin Rasche had 20 points and 19 rebounds as Southridge beat Perry Central 61-52 in boys basketball Friday.

    Rasche, a 6-foot-5 sophomore center, hit 8 of 10 shots from the field and helped the Raiders dominate the rebounding 38-24.

    “He’s a nice player,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “He’s a tough matchup. He can play inside or out—he’s not just a back-to-the-basket post player.”