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Today's Sports

  • Cardinals down Cannelton girls

    WASHINGTON—Cannelton hit only 25.9 percent from the field in a 52-34 girls basketball loss to Washington Catholic Friday.
    “We seem to settle for the outside shot instead of making the extra pass,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “The middle (of the lane) was open all day and we just never did look at it.”
    Mikah Hemmings led Cannelton with 20 points before fouling out.
    “Mikah shot well (8 for 16 from the field),” said Garrett. “But she had three fouls in the first quarter, which limited what she could do.

  • Perry Central girls can’t stop...

    FRENCH LICK—Perry Central couldn’t overcome a slow start in a 68-60 PLAC girls basketball loss to Springs Valley Thursday.
    “We played awful tonight,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “They just outhustled us to everything. You’ve got to give Valley credit—they really played hard.
    “We didn’t do a very good job defensively in the first half. We didn’t have any weak-side help or good enough ball pressure.
    “They ran a motion offense with screens inside and got a lot of easy baskets inside.”
    The Blackhawks jumped to a 16-9 first-quarter lead.

  • Rangers’ layups beat Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Forest Park hit five layups as it jumped to a 16-2 lead en route to a 61-44 win over Tell City in PAC boys basketball Friday.

    One of those layups came in transition, but the others were against the Marksmen’s half-court defense. At least 11 of Forest Park’s 20 two-point field goals for the game were layups. Some came in transition, some on inbounds plays, and several on drives.

  • Osborne places 5th, Tell City...

    EVANSVILLE—Cody Osborne placed fifth in the heavyweight division to lead Tell City to 14th place in Mater Dei’s 16-team wrestling tourney last weekend.
    Osborne went 3-2, pinning Andrew Yazel of North Posey in his final match.
    “Cody wrestled really well,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly. “Most of his matches were kind of back and forth.”
    Spenser Beard placed sixth in the 170-pound weight class, going 3-3.

  • Bears claw Tell City

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City had problems with Evansville Central’s quickness and full-court pressure in a 63-29 girls basketball loss Monday.
    “That’s by far the most talented team we will see all year—no question, the most athletic,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.
    “They weren’t bigger than us overall, but they were quicker at every spot,” he added. “They used a man-to-man full-court press—and some zone press—the whole game.”
    Tell City committed 14 turnovers in each half.

  • LeClere, Rowe make PSC all-...

    REO—Perry Central forward Austin LeClere and Tell City forward/guard Hunter Rowe were named to the PSC Holiday Classic all-tourney team Monday.

  • Aces defeat Cannelton in...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cloverport hit 57.9 percent from the field to beat Cannelton 81-63 in the consolation game of the boys basketball Cannel-ton Classic Saturday.
    The Bulldogs tried to rally in the third quarter, though.
    They were down 15 points 50-35 with 3:53 left in that quarter before the Bulldogs’ Damon Powers made 1 of 2 free throws. Then following an Aces miss, Tristan Simmons made a field goal.

  • Marksmen nip Pioneers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    REO—Drew Mowery hit a key three-point basket with 1:16 left to propel Tell City past Boonville 47-44 in the seventh-place game of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Monday.
    Tell City led just 42-40 and was 0 for 11 from the three-point range when Tell City Coach Brent Owen called a 30-second timeout to set up the play for Mowery’s three-pointer.

  • Perry Central blitzes Rebels

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    REO—Austin LeClere’s hot inside game in the second quarter propelled Perry Central past South Spencer 73-52 in the fifth-place game of the PSC Holiday Classic basketball tourney Monday.
    Many considered this a battle between the two favorites in their Class 2A sectional this year, and it shaped up as a close game early.
    The Commodores led only 22-17 with 5:04 left in the second quarter when their center, Dillon Hubert, picked up his third foul and had to leave the game for the rest of the half.

  • Perry Central holds off Tell...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Perry Central built a 19-point lead with a strong inside game and held off Tell City’s comeback to win 65-52 in the second round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Saturday.
    The Commodores hit only 2 of 14 three-point shots, though Michael Schwartz made two key ones back to back late in the second quarter, extending their lead to 19 points both times.