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Today's Sports

  • Chargers nip Tell City thanks to...

    TELL CITY - Pike Central took advantage of some Tell City lapses on defense and beat the Marksmen 65-64 in overtime in PAC boys basketball Thursday.

    On paper the game appeared to be a huge mismatch in Tell City's favor. The Marksmen entered the game with a 13-5 record while Pike Central was 5-11 and had won just one PAC game - that by one point.

    The Chargers had lost at home by 33 points to Southridge, a team Tell City beat on the road.

    But the Chargers outshot Tell City from the field 52.4 percent to 43.4 percent and won the rebound battle 28-25.

  • Paoli overtakes Perry Central in...

    PAOLI - Logan Laswell scored a three-point play inside with 4.6 seconds left to give Paoli a 69-67 PLAC boys basketball win over Perry Central Friday.

    The game featured seven lead changes in the fourth quarter and four in the last minute alone.

    Wes Linette scored inside on an assist from Zach Rogier with 0:20 left to put Perry Central ahead 67-66.

    The Rams then pushed the ball upcourt to Laswell, who scored on a drive and was fouled. He also made the free throw.

  • Marksmen fall short vs. Austin...

    FERDINAND - Katy McIntosh's strong drives in the third quarter lifted Austin past Tell City 65-52 in the first round of the Class 2A girls basketball regional Saturday.

    McIntosh, the Eagles' leading scorer for the season with a 20.3-point average, was held in check in the first half, scoring six points on one field goal and four free throws. She sat out part of that half in foul trouble.

    Tell City scored the first four points of the third quarter on two free throws apiece by Kara McClintic and Lauren Goffinet to take a 29-27 lead with 5:51 left in that period.

  • 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.