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Today's Sports

  • Raiders’ rebounding...

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Whitesville Trinity scored 12 points off offensive rebounds in the first half and beat Cannelton 61-44 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    The Raiders jumped to an 8-0 lead, including three points by 6-foot-5 junior center Collin Hagan on a rebound basket and free throw.

    After Ethan Herzog hit a three-point shot for Cannelton, Trinity missed a shot but got the rebound and kicked it out to Ethan Brown for a three-pointer.

    Hagan scored another rebound basket to give the Raiders a 16-5 lead.

  • Cold PC falls to Vikings

    POSEYVILLE—Perry Central hit only 26.5 percent from the field in a 53-41 boys basketball loss to North Posey Saturday.

    The Vikings, who improved to 7-10 with their third consecutive win, jumped to leads of 16-5 after the first quarter and 31-11 at halftime.

    They hit 11 of 18 from the field in the first half while the Commodores made only 4 of 25 that half.

    “We’re in a really bad shooting slump right now,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

    Ian Hahus led 7-10 Perry Central with 17 points and Reuben A. Schwartz added 10.

  • Stats don’t show Alvey...

    During the 1970 football season, coaches from several Big Ten Conference, Southeastern Conference and Pacific-8 (now Pac-10) colleges came to Tell City to scout Rick Alvey, a running back who would eventually accept a scholarship from the University of Kentucky.

    Paul Werner, one of Alvey’s basketball teammates that school year, would sign 21⁄2 years later to play guard for the University of Kansas.

    Both will be inducted into Tell City’s Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday.

  • Jeeps pull away from PC in third...

    LEOPOLD—Northeast Dubois went on a 10-0 run to start the third quarter and held off Perry Central 63-57 in boys basketball Thursday.

    The Jeeps led by only one point at halftime but started their third-quarter run started on a jump shot by Dexter Royer, followed by a basket by Colin Heeke.

    Josh Gordon added two baskets and Royer capped off the run with a layup, making the score 39-28 with 4:30 left in the third quarter.

    The Jeeps limited the Commodores to six points in that quarter, while scoring 16 themselves.

  • PC’s rebounding,...

    FERDINAND—It’s been said that defense and rebounding win championships in basketball. And that’s the formula Perry Central used to reach the championship game of the Forest Park girls sectional.

    Perry Central held South Spencer scoreless for nearly 11 minutes and outrebounded the Rebels 42-21 to beat them in the semifinals Friday.

    The Commodores were scheduled to play North Posey for the title Saturday.

  • Bulldogs rip Rappites

    OAKLAND CITY—A 21-0 run in the middle of the game carried Cannelton past New Harmony 51-36 in the Wood Memorial girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Bulldogs were scheduled to play Wood Memorial for the title Saturday.

    Friday’s game was tied 15-15 after New Harmony’s Hannah Morris hit a free throw with 4:45 left in the second quarter.

    She actually hit a second free throw that would have given the Rappites their first lead, but it was negated because the officials said she stepped over the line before the ball reached the rim.

  • TC’s defense lacking...

    TELL CITY—Tell City had its second highest scoring game of the season but forgot to play defense and lost to Evansville North 84-75 in boys basketball Thursday.

    “I’m telling you right now our offense was not the problem,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “We hit 27 of 55 from the field, 12 of 27 from three-point range, and 9 of 13 free throws—that’s right at 70 percent.

    “But our defense was non-existent in the second half.

  • Hard work, talent made Kessans...

    When coaches unanimously voted Tell City’s Kara Kessans the top girls basketball player in the Big Eight Conference in 1998, then Tell City Coach Keith Kiplinger said, “I told them she earned everything she got because she always stayed after practice and worked on her shot, free throws, ball-handling or other individual stuff on her own.

    “Every day she stayed after practice to work on something. Sometimes she’d stay an extra hour and a half. That’s the kind of work ethic it takes to be successful.”

  • Chargers hold off TC

    PETERSBURG—A hot third quarter carried Pike Central to a 67-64 PAC boys basketball victory over Tell City Friday.

    Tell City led most of the first half and still led 31-26 after Trent Gunn scored on a drive with 7:31 left in the third quarter.

    The Chargers replied with a 12-0 run. It included two transition layups by Cody Lee, who would add another one later in the quarter.

    They also hit two jumpers from 12-17 feet and two free throws and scored on a rebound of a blocked shot in that streak.

  • Bulldogs tame Lions

    CANNELTON - Cannelton gained the lead late in the fourth quarter to beat Rock Creek Academy 65-56 in boys basketball Friday.

    Rock Creek led during the beginning of the second half, but several turnovers, mostly travels, by the Lions allowed Cannelton to catch up quickly.

    Cody Lawalin hit two consecutive three-point shots, the second with 2:55 left in the fourth quarter, to swing momentum in Cannelton’s favor.