Today's Sports

  • Cold Commodores fall to Mitchell

    LEOPOLD—Poor field goal shooting sank Perry Central in its 41-34 PLAC boys basketball loss to Mitchell Saturday night.

    Perry Central jumped to a 7-0 lead with 5:05 left in the first quarter as Alex Rogier scored on a three-point shot and made two free throws. Rogier led the Commodores with 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

    Early in the second quarter the Commodores extended their lead to 16-7 on a three-pointer by Ian Hahus

  • PC girls overtake Jeeps

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit a series of clutch shots late in the third and early in the fourth quarter to beat Northeast Dubois 38-35 in girls basketball Saturday.

    The Jeeps outscored Perry Central 14-2 in the first five minutes of the third quarter to take a 26-17 lead.

    Then the Commodores began their comeback. Hilarie Hahus hit a three-pointer from the corner and Deidra Dickerson scored on a drive.

    After another Perry Central basket, Dickerson hit a three-pointer early in the fourth quarter to put the Commodores ahead 27-26.

  • Bulldogs beat Lanesville

    CANNELTON—Cannelton hit 26 of 45 free throws to beat Lanesville 53-39 in girls basketball Monday.

    Neither team shot well from the field (Lanesville 23.3 percent, Cannelton 30.2 percent) or the free-throw line (Lanesville 42.1 percent,  Cannelton 57.8 percent). But the Bulldogs made up for quality with quantity at the line.

    Sarah Powers was one Bulldog who did shoot well at the line. She hit 13 of 16 free throws and led the team with 19 points.

    She raised her season free-throw percentage slightly to 77.9 percent (88 of 113).

  • Orleans' quickness hurts...

    LEOPOLD—Orleans used its quickness to score several layups off steals and drives as it beat Perry Central 55-45 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    After falling behind 10-2 at the start, Perry Central battled back to take a 20-17 lead when Alex Rogier scored a three-point play on an inside basket and free throw with 2:28 left in the second quarter.

    The Commodores got the ball back with a chance to increase their lead. But Jonathan Smith made a steal and a layup for Orleans.

  • Lewis’ high school...

    Most local fans probably sympathized from a distance when University of Southern Indiana basketball center Jeron Lewis died Jan. 14. But one former Perry Countian knew him well.

    Mike Novell, who was Cannelton’s baseball coach and assistant basketball coach to Dale Hein 1973-76, has been the head basketball coach at Fort Wayne North Side the last 10 years, where Lewis played for him.

  • Turnovers doom Tell City girls...

    REO—South Spencer's 14 steals and unrelenting full-court pressure helped defeat Tell City 56-45 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.

    South Spencer jumped to a 12-0 lead before Marksman Karen Damin hit a three-point shot with 1:50 left in the first quarter.

    The Rebels’ first-quarter charge was fueled by 11 Tell City turnovers, including five steals forced by South Spencer’s full-court pressure.

    Tell City finished the game with 24 turnovers while South Spencer had only six.

  • Defense carries Bulldog girls...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton forced 31 turnovers and held Rock Creek Christian to 17.0 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Lions 58-22 in girls basketball Friday.

    The Bulldogs jumped to a 36-10 halftime lead.

    “The first half we were overplaying the passing lanes in our zone and got a few steals that way,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

    The Bulldogs also used a 1-2-2 full-court press and a half-court trap at times.

  • PC defense stops Tell City

    TELL CITY—Perry Central forced 25 Tell City turnovers to beat the Marksmen 46-32 in girls basketball Monday.

    The Marksmen committed 15 turnovers in the first half as they fell behind 21-14.

    “They came out aggressive and we came out pretty passive, and they just took the ball away from us,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons.

    Tell City stayed close early, taking an 11-10 lead on a rebound basket by McKenzie Hayes with seven minutes left in the first half.

  • Hot Rebs top cold Tell City

    TELL CITY—South Spencer more than doubled Tell City’s field-goal percentage in beating the Marksmen 58-47 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

    The Rebels hit 58.6 percent from the field while Tell City hit just 26.0 percent, including 1 of 14 from three-point range.

    “We didn’t defend very well in the first half (when the Rebels hit 11 of 17 from the field to jump to a 29-20 lead) and that’s frustrating because we worked two weeks on defense since our last game,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

  • Eagles too quick for Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Cannelton could not contain Evansville Day’s quickness and lost to the Eagles 80-58 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Eagles used their quickness advantage to create several fast-break and layup opportunities. They hit 31 two-point field goals for the game, 27 of which came from in the lane.

    They hit 61.8 percent from the field for the game.

    “I would like to get back to our zone defense, but our offense is stagnant when we play a zone,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.