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Today's Sports

  • Marksman girls didn't have...

    All the obstacles Tell City faced in girls basketball this season makes the team' s sectional title all the more remarkable.

    The Marksmen did return four starters and their top reserve from last year' s 17-6 team that possibly should have won the sectional (Forest Park beat them by one point on a free throw with no time left on the clock).

    But there was little depth behind them, meaning avoiding injuries would be a key.

  • Bulldogs repel Crusaders

    CANNELTON - Three players scored at least 20 points as Cannelton beat Columbus Christian 94-65 in boys basketball Saturday.

    With the victory, the Bulldogs are now 8-10, tying their most regular-season wins in 18 years.

    Justin Dooley and Tyler Aud each scored 22 points for the Bulldogs and Chase Gerber added 20.

    Reserve Dillon Powers was their fourth double-figure scorer with 12 points as the Bulldogs had their second highest scoring game of the season.

  • Tell City to face No. 3 Austin...

    FERDINAND - Austin, Tell City' s opponent in the Forest Park Class 2A girls basketball regional Saturday at 11:40 a.m., plays a similar style to Mater Dei, whom Tell City beat for the sectional title last Saturday.

    So said Tell City Coach John Lyons after watching videotapes of Austin Monday.

    " They play a lot like Mater Dei," said Lyons. " They like to get up and down the floor.

    " They like to drive and kick it out, and they have two real good three-point shooters. And on defense they like to get out in your face."

  • Perry Central cold in loss to...

    DUBOIS - Northeast Dubois got second shots and controlled the boards to defeat Perry Central 61-50 in boys basketball Thursday.

    Nick Huber hit a shot to pull the Commodores within one at 42-41 with 7:21 left.

    Perry Central then tried a full-court press, but Northeast Dubois' Josh Breitwieser made a short jump shot to put the Jeeps up by three.

    Even though the Commo-dores did not score for the next 3:17, they were still down only five points.

    Then Huber made a three-point shot from the right side of the key.

  • North nips Tell City in OT

    EVANSVILLE - Jordan Parker scored nine points in overtime as Evansville North defeated Tell City 85-75 in boys basketball Thursday.

    Parker, a 6-foot-2 senior forward, did most of his scoring on offensive rebounding and post-up moves as he went to the basket like a bull going through a china shop.

    He was held to three points the first 25 minutes but scored four points in the fourth quarter on offensive rebounds.

    His two free throws after an offensive rebound gave the Huskies a 64-63 lead with 0:41 left in regulation.

    Tell City came back to force overtime, though.

  • Trojans oust Cannelton

    LYNNVILLE - Cannelton hit only 6 of 51 shots from the field as it lost to Wood Memorial 52-13 in the Class A girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

    Wood Memorial, ranked fifth in the state, dominated play inside with its height advantage.

    Cannelton's tallest player is 5-foot-7. And Bulldog center Brooke Powers was in foul trouble most of the game, eventually fouling out.

    Keely Wilhite, Wood Memorial's 6-foot-2 senior forward, scored a game-high 20 points on seven field goals and 6 of 10 free-throw shooting.

  • Mater Dei defeats PC girls

    TELL CITY - A 12-minute span with only one field goal proved fatal to Perry Central in a 65-54 loss to Mater Dei in the Class 2A basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

    Perry Central had a four-point lead midway through the second quarter and still led 25-24 after Deidra Dickerson hit two free throws with 2:27 left in that period.

    Mater Dei then went on a 24-7 run that carried into the fourth quarter.

    Perry Central hit 5 of 13 free throws in that span and scored only one field goal, on an inside move by Alie Schroeder.

  • Tell City stops Rangers in...

    TELL CITY - When a basketball team is struggling with its outside shooting, it will often decide to work the ball inside to its center.

    Tell City's girls team followed half of that prescription in beating Forest Park 33-25 in the Class 2A sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Marksmen led 16-14 at halftime despite hitting only 7 of 22 shots from the field, as Forest Park had also hit only 7 of 22 from the field.

    The teams were also even in rebounds (15 apiece), turnovers (six each) and free throws (each 0 for 0) at that point.

  • Marksmen whip Wildcats for...

    TELL CITY - Lauren Goffinet scored 27 points as Tell City beat Mater Dei 58-42 to win the Tell City Class 2A girls basketball sectional Saturday.

    The Marksmen, 17-7, will play Austin, 20-3 and ranked third in the state, in the second game of the Forest Park regional Saturday at approximately 11:40 a.m., Tell City time.

    The championship game will be at 6:30 that night.

    Tell City dominated Saturday's sectional final. Mater Dei's only lead was 1-0 in the first 30 seconds and the Marksmen built a 23-9 lead in the first 12 minutes.

  • Rebels edge PC in OT

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central missed three shots in the last 0:37 of overtime and lost to South Spencer 57-55 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Commodores missed two shots within six feet of the basket, then had to foul to stop the clock.

    The Rebels' Jake Haynes missed the front end of the one-and-bonus free-throw situation, giving the Commodores another chance.

    T.J. Lamon got an open three-point shot on the right wing, but it bounced off the rim as the horn sounded.