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Today's Sports

  • PC girls pull away from Springs...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored the last seven points to pull away from Springs Valley 54-43 in PLAC girls basketball Saturday.

    Both teams had hot shooting spurts in the game. Perry Central jumped to a 15-4 lead in the opening minutes only to trail 26-23 at halftime.

    “They (the Blackhawks) shot almost 70 percent in the first half,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

    The Commodores had some hot shooting of their own as they hit 50.0 percent from the field, including 5 of 8 from three-point range.

  • Paoli beats PC inside

    LEOPOLD—Paoli scored 16 field goals from within 8 feet of the basket and beat Perry Central 51-40 in PLAC girls basketball Tuesday.

    The Rams made four rebound baskets.

    They also got some fast-break layups by releasing a guard early and making an outlet pass to her after a defensive rebound. They outrebounded Perry Central 33-23 overall.

    And Paoli center Dara Thorlton was taller than any Perry Central starter and posted up strong. She hit 6 of 9 shots from the field—only one from outside 7 feet—and scored 12 points.

  • Cold Marksmen fall to Mater Dei

    TELL CITY—Mater Dei outplayed Tell City in most facets of the game to beat the Marksmen 69-38 in girls basketball Saturday.

    “We didn’t shoot real well and we just had way too many turnovers,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “And we gave up way too many layups.”

    Mater Dei got some of the layups breaking Tell City’s press but also got some off defensive rebounds and outlet passes.

    “They were definitely faster than we were, and they shot the ball real well,” said Lyons.

  • Senators edge Bulldogs in OT

    CANNELTON—Molly Johnson scored 17 points as West Washington beat Cannelton 50-46 in overtime in girls basketball Saturday.

    Johnson hit five three-point shots.

    “We tried a box-and-one, a 3-2 high and a 3-2 low--we threw everything we had at her,” said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller. “We worked so hard on her and then we’d lose her in spurts.”

    Still the Bulldogs led 35-24 entering the fourth quarter.

  • Jasper outwrestles Marksmen

    JASPER—Jasper dominated the lower weight classes to beat Tell City 43-29 in wrestling Tuesday.

    Tell City won four matches in a row in the 160- to 215-pound weight classes.

    But Jasper won seven of the nine lower weight classes, including two by forfeit, and the heavyweight class.

    The Wildcats won four matches by pins, giving them the maximum six points in six weight classes.

    Matt Sabelhaus (125-pound class), Matt Leistner (171) and Dustin Gould (189) earned the only pins for Tell City.

    Justin Kleemann (160) won by technical fall.

  • Bulldogs’ 3-pointers...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton hit eight three-point shots in the first half and beat Bethel Christian 85-72 in the first round of the Bulldog Invitational boys basketball tourney Friday.

    The Bulldogs hit 3 of 5 three-point shots in the first quarter, with Ethan Herzog, Tyler Aud and Cody Lawalin each making one, to build a 22-14 lead.

    Lawalin hit two in a row to start the second-quarter scoring—one from well beyond NBA three-point range—to increase the Bulldogs’ lead to 14.

  • TC ninth at Mater Dei

    EVANSVILLE—Dylan Froehlich placed second in the 215-pound weight class to lead Tell City to ninth place in Mater Dei’s 15-team wrest-ling tourney last Monday and Tuesday.

    Mater Dei won the tourney with 201 points, 12 ahead of runner-up Louisville Trinity. Tell City scored 88, just half a point behind eighth-place Floyd Central.

    Froehlich won his first three matches. He pinned Nick Crask of St. Xavier in 4:35 and Andrew Sharp of Floyd Central in 1:22 and won a 4-0 decision against Steven Underwood of Louisville Trinity.

  • Kruger coaches as Knight did

    A couple of decades ago some Indiana University basketball fans who knew I liked UNLV’s team criticized my choice, saying that the Rebels and then coach Jerry Tarkanian were cheaters, the antithesis of then Indiana University Coach Bobby Knight’s program.

    They didn’t know that Knight actually had great respect for Tarkanian and the intensity with which his teams played defense.

  • Defense, rebounding propel PC...

    TELL CITY—Strong rebounding and improved defense carried Perry Central past Tell City 65-40 in the semifinals of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Saturday.

    Perry Central will play Boonville for the championship of the eight-team tourney Tuesday at 7 p.m.

    Tell City will face Tecumseh in the battle for third place at 5 p.m. All Tuesday games will be played at Tell City.

    Perry Central Coach Matt Carter was not satisfied with his team’s defense in Friday’s first-round win over Corydon.

  • Commodores claim PSC title in...

    TELL CITY—Ian Hahus scored 19 points in the overtime periods as Perry Central beat Boonville 83-77 in triple overtime to win the eight-team PSC Holiday Classic basketball tourney Tuesday.

    Hahus finished with a career-high 29 points on 8 of12 field-goal shooting, including 3 of 5 from three-point range, and 10 of 10 free throws.

    He also grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds and had three assists.

    Perry Central built a 12-0 lead in the first five minutes and seemed in control most of the game, never trailing until 3:08 left in regulation.