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Bulldogs fall to Lanesville

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By PHILLIP BALL
Sports Correspondent

CANNELTON—Lanesville used strong defense to defeat Cannelton 87-21 Wednesday night to win the Bulldog Invitational boys basketball tourney.


The Bulldogs hit just 6 of 30 field-goal attempts for 20 percent and committed 38 turnovers.
“It was the same old, same old for us,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  “Lanesville played aggressive on the defensive end and we were just not strong enough to handle it.”
The Eagles jumped to a 24-3 first-quarter lead and never looked back.
They outscored the Bulldogs by at least 11 points in every quarter.
Lanesville hit 55.7 percent from the field for the game, including 47.4 from three-point range.
Cannelton did edge the Eagles at the free-throw line, 53.3 percent to 52.6 percent.
Foul trouble was also a problem for the Bulldogs as leading scorer Cody Lawalin fouled out with 2:08 left in the third quarter.  Cannelton would score just three points in the last 10 minutes of the contest.
“Cody was frustrated and committed some fouls that he normally does not commit,” said Garrett.
The Eagles won the rebounding battle 36-28.  They also dished out 21 assists while the Bulldogs had just one assist for the game.
Spencer Herzog led Cannelton with eight points and six rebounds.  Lawalin added seven points.
Justin Miller had 19 points and 11 rebounds for 6-2 Lanesville.
Herzog and Lawalin were voted to the seven-man all-tourney team by the tourney coaches. Lawalin averaged 16.5 points for the tourney and Herzog averaged 11 points and seven rebounds.
Cannelton, 2-9, will visit Tecumseh Saturday at 7:30 p.m.