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  • Rock Creek edges Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Rock Creek outrebounded Cannelton 37-28 to beat the Bulldogs 45-40 in Cannelton’s girls basketball invitational Monday.
    Rock Creek edged the Bulldogs in field-goal shooting 28.6 percent to 25.0 percent and in turnovers 21 to 22.
    “We probably played about as well as we can,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We’ve got a lot of young kids that haven’t learned how to win yet.”
    Melissa Clausen led 1-10 Cannelton with 23 points and eight rebounds.

  • Hot Eagles rip Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Fast-break layups and hot three-point shooting propelled Lanesville past Cannelton 77-23 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Eagles hit 53.4 percent from the field, including 55.0 percent from three-point range.
    Their 20 two-point baskets included numerous transition layups off Cannelton turnovers.
    “They’re pretty good,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “They play very aggressive defense and they’re pretty athletic.

  • Bulldogs hit 50 percent to...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton hit a season-best 50.0 percent from the field and outrebounded Grace Baptist 50-32 in the first round of the Cannelton Invitational boys basketball tourney Monday.
    The Bulldogs’ first win of the season put them in the championship game of the four-team tourney against Columbus Christian Tuesday.
    “We played pretty well,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Snyder. “We played a little faster than we normally like to and even tried to pressure them a little bit.”

  • Tell City loses two Saturday

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    LEOPOLD—Heritage Hills grabbed 15 offensive rebounds in beating Tell City 49-38 in the PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball tourney Saturday evening.
    The Patriots outrebounded Tell City 35-25 overall.
    “Their offensive rebounding absolutely killed us,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “That was by far the biggest problem we had.
    “I remember one possession in the first quarter when they had four shots.

  • Perry Central wins two Saturday

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    LEOPOLD—Strong rebounding and defense carried Perry Central to victories  over both Spencer County teams in the PSC Tip-off girls basketball tourney Saturday.
    The Commodores held Heritage Hills to 21.6 percent field-goal shooting in a 48-25 win Saturday morning.
    The Commodores grabbed 37 rebounds, including 12 offensive ones, and made 25 steals as they beat South Spencer 53-37 Saturday evening.

  • Commodores pull away from Tell...

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    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored off steals and offensive rebounds in the third quarter to pull away from Tell City for a 49-37 win in the PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball tourney Monday.
    This was the final game of the four-team round-robin, but Perry Central had already clinched first place and Tell City had already clinched fourth before this game started.

  • Marksmen shut down Cannelton

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    TELL CITY—Tell City’s defense shut Cannelton out for 9 1/2 minutes in the middle of the game as the Marksmen won 33-14 in eighth grade girls basketball Thursday.
    Cannelton pulled within six points, 15-9, when Caressa Sloss hit a free throw with 2:07 left in the second quarter.
    But Tell City scored 12 straight points before Cannelton scored again on a free throw by Hannah McMahan with 4:29 left in the fourth quarter.

  • Perry Central freshmen hold off...

    LEOPOLD—Ty Mullis scored 17 points as Perry Central beat Springs Valley 39-34 in freshman basketball Thursday.
    Mullis hit one three-pointer but got most of his points by doing “a good job penetrating the lane,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers.
    Luke Bishop added nine points and Kage Kiplinger five.
    Perry Central “forced a few turnovers off our full-court press,” said Zellers.

  • Rock Creek outrebounds Bulldogs

    SELLERSBURG—Rock Creek scored frequently on offensive rebounds to beat Cannelton 66-44 in girls basketball Friday.
    Despite the fact that the teams matched up evenly in height, “90 percent of their points were probably off rebounds,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We’d get to ball-staring at the rim and have absolutely no block-out whatsoever.”
    He also said the Bulldogs had trouble running their offense.

  • Perry Central girls fall 42-37

    ORLEANS—Perry Central made a strong fourth-quarter comeback but lost to Orleans 42-37 in PLAC girls basketball Thursday.
    The Commodores started cold and fell behind 26-15 after three quarters.
    “We were outhustled and outplayed for three quarters,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “We did not come alive until the fourth and that was almost enough effort to win the game.