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The Press-Dispatch Sports Wednesday, Januar y 9, 2019 B- 3 time of 1:09.95 – while Boyd placed first in diving with a six-dive score of 121.35 points. Cooper also placed sec- ond in the 50 -yard freestyle with a time of 25.93 seconds – just 14/100ths of a sec- ond behind Colby Stafford of Northeast Dubois, who finished first with a time of 25.79 seconds. Also placing second in an individual event for the Chargers was junior Sam Theising in the 200 -yard freestyle with a personal record time of 2:19.46, beat- ing his previous PR time of 2:22.67. Placing third in individ- ual events for the Char- gers were Theising in the 500 -yard freestyle with a time of 6:28.81; and junior A.J. Hill in the 200 -yard freestyle with a personal re- cord time of 2:29.06, beat- ing his previous PR time of 2:32.65. Placing fourth in individ- ual events for the Chargers were Boyd in the 100 -yard freestyle with a person- al record time of 1:07.63, beating his previous PR time of 1:08.65; and Hill in the 500 -yard freestyle with a personal record time of 6:56.12, beating his previ- ous PR time of 6:59.60. Sophomore Noah Russell placed fifth in the 100 -yard breaststroke with a time of 1:50.96 and sixth in the 50 -yard freestyle with a sea- son-best time of 34.44 sec- onds, beating his previous season-best time of 34.48 seconds. In addition, the team of Boyd, Cooper, Hill and Theising placed second in the 200 -yard freestyle with a time of 1:58.71, and third in the 400 -yard freestyle with a season-best time of 4:25.81, beating their pre- vious season-best time of 4:30.75. As a team, Pike Central scored a total of 59 points. Northeast Dubois placed first with 114 points. Gib- son Southern was second with 104 points. Pike Central will host Evansville Christian and Vincennes Lincoln on Wednesday, Jan. 9, before traveling to Jasper for a tri- meet on Thursday, Jan. 10, and to Tecumseh on Satur- day, Jan. 12. ket by Horrall – to take a 10 - 3 lead with 3:47 remaining in the opening period. Forest Park, which was 0 -for-2 from the floor while turning the ball over six times in its next seven pos- sessions, pulled to within 10 -6 on a three-pointer by sophomore Molly Lusk, but a three-pointer by Vaughn and a free throw by senior Bec- ca Crow extended the Lady Chargers' lead to 14-6 with 1:58 left in the first period. A fter the Lady Rangers pulled to within 14-8 on a basket by junior Macie Zink, a three-pointer by Vaughn – off an assist by Powell – stretched Pike Central's lead to 17-8 early in the sec- ond quarter. However, Forest Park bat- tled back by outscoring the Lady Chargers 14-4 to re- gain the lead – at 22-21 – on a three-pointer by Zink with 3:17 left in the first half. Back-to-back baskets by senior Allesha Sisk and Marchino propelled Pike Central back into the lead at 25 -22. A fter a pair of free throws by Lady Ranger freshman Brooke Haug and one free throw by Marchino left the Lady Chargers holding a 26 -24 advantage, a basket by Haug – on a put-back of a miss by Zink – sent the game into halftime tied at 26 -26. A free throw by junior Faith Zazzetti gave Forest Park a 27-26 lead early in the second half before Pike Cen- tral scored seven straight points – five by Marchino and two by Horrall – to jump ahead 33-27 with 6:32 left in the third period. A fter a basket by Zazzetti cut the Lady Chargers' lead to 33-29, sophomore Mallo- ry Hickey hit two free throws to stretch Pike Central's lead back to six points – at 35 -29 – with 3:53 left in the period. The Lady Rangers were not about to fold, however, as they scored seven straight points – four by Zink and three by sophomore Linda Jacob – to take a 36 -35 lead into the fourth quarter. During that stretch, Pike Central was 0 -for-7 from the field and turned the ball over once in eight possessions. The lead would swap hands three times during the first half of the final peri- od. However, with the score tied at 43-43 with 3:40 re- maining, the Lady Chargers scored nine straight points – six by Nelson, two by Vaughn and one by Horrall – to take a 52-43 lead with one minute left. A fter Forest Park pulled to within 52-45 on a pair of free throws by Zazzetti with 49.1 seconds remaining, Pike Central scored four straight points – on a three-point- er by Marchino and a free throw by Powell – to improve to 5 -10 overall and 1-4 in the Pocket Athletic Conference. "We got off to a great start, but we kept letting them chip away," said McCutchan, whose team had not held a lead at the end of the first quarter since a 52-44 win over Wood Memorial on Nov. 16. "Every time we got a lead today, they chipped away and retook the lead, until that final stretch. So it was like we're doing things better, but we still have to get better." "But the thing that I'm most proud of is we compet- ed for four quarters," Mc- Cutchan added. "We didn't play for two or three (quar- ters), because you can't win at the varsity level playing that way. They really got af- ter it for four quarters, and I was really proud of that ef- fort." Marchino agreed. "It feels really good, be- cause we've really been struggling, and I think, to- day, our teamwork was a lot better," Marchino said. "We switched things up in the be- ginning of the game, and I think switching it up was a big thing because we final- ly got some teamwork flow- ing, and it just worked real- ly well." Vaughn had 14 points to go along with a team-high four steals while Nelson came off the bench to score 10 points, including eighth in the fourth period. Horrall added five points while grabbing a game- high seven rebounds. Hick- ey and Sisk tallied two points each. Crow, Hunt and Pow- ell chipped in with one point each. Powell also grabbed six re- bounds while dishing out a game-high five assists. For the game, Pike Cen- tral made 19 of 47 field goal attempts – a 40.4 percent av- erage – and hit 13 of 21 tries from the free throw line while turning the ball over 13 times. "We had some turnovers but, for the most part, we handled their pressure, we moved the ball, we drove when we should have drove, and took the shot when we should have took the shot," McCutchan said. "Defen- sively, we made some ad- justments, threw a little bit of everything at them, and the kids just played smart to- day. In my opinion, that was their best all-round game of the year. It was the best vic- tory for us." "We just mixed things up, and I think (McCutchan) subbed really smart today," Marchino said. "I feel like we just played a really good game. We all played hard. We all played with heart." "I think we were all get- ting pretty tired of losing a lot in a row," Marchino add- ed. "I feel like this was some- thing we really wanted. You could tell that we really want- ed it today." Forest Park, which slipped to 8 -11 overall and 2-4 in the PAC, was led by Zink, who scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds. Zaz- zetti added 11 points. For the game, the Lady Rangers made 15 of 41 field goal attempts – a 36.6 per- cent average – and hit 11 of 22 tries from the free throw line while turning the ball over 18 times. Pike Central, which host- ed Loogootee on Tuesday, Jan. 8, will host North Posey on Saturday, Jan. 12, with the junior varsity contest slated to tip off at noon. The varsity contest will follow at approx- imately 1:30 p.m. "Hopefully, we can build some confidence off of this," McCutchan said. "Hopefully, this will let them know that if you play hard and compete and play smart for four quar- ters, we can play with about anybody. But, if we don't, we can get beat by anybody." The Lady Chargers will stay home to play Evans- ville North on Tuesday, Jan. 15, before hitting the road to Princeton on Thursday, Jan. 17, and to Barr-Reeve on Sat- urday, Jan. 19. MARCHINO Continued from page 1 HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' BASKETBALL Pocket Athletic Conference Standings PAC Overall Team W-L W-L Tecumseh ........................................ 5 -0 .......... 14-1 Gibson Southern ............................. 4-0 .......... 13-3 Heritage Hills ...................................3-2 .......... 12-3 Southridge ........................................3-2 .......... 3-11 Forest Park ...................................... 2-4 .......... 8 -11 Tell City ............................................ 2-4 .......... 10 -8 South Spencer ..................................1-3 ............ 7-8 Pike Central .....................................1-4 .......... 5 -10 North Posey .....................................0 -2 ...........1-15 Results of January 3 Washington 45, Pike Central 22 Gibson Southern 84, Boonville 61 Heritage Hills 52, South Spencer 34 Jasper 62, Forest Park 43 North Knox 43, Southridge 33 Tecumseh 58, North Posey 26 Results of January 5 Pike Central 56, Forest Park 45 Gibson Southern 74, Tell City 27 Perry Central 44, North Posey 41 Tecumseh 58, Springs Valley 49 Result of January 7 Tell City 48, Hancock County (Ky.) 37 Games of January 8 Loogootee at Pike Central Corydon Central at Forest Park Heritage Hills at North Posey Jasper at Gibson Southern Mount Vernon (Posey) at Tecumseh South Spencer at Boonville Southridge at Northeast Dubois Games of January 10 Boonville at Tell City Perry Central at Heritage Hills Southridge at South Spencer Tecumseh at Gibson Southern Games of January 12 North Posey at Pike Central: Junior Varsity, noon; Varsity, 1:30 p.m. Barr-Reeve at Forest Park Gibson Southern at Washington Heritage Hills at Mount Vernon (Posey) Tecumseh at Boonville Game of January 14 Tell City at Perry Central Games of January 15 Evansville North at Pike Central: Junior Varsity, 6:30 p.m.; Varsity, 8 p.m. Gibson Southern at Heritage Hills South Spencer at Forest Park Southridge at Wood Memorial Tecumseh at Vincennes Rivet Game of January 16 Evansville Memorial at North Posey Games of January 17 Pike Central at Princeton: Junior Varsity, 6:30 p.m.; Varsity, 8 p.m. Forest Park at Evansville North Gibson Southern at Southridge Heritage Hills at Boonville Tell City at South Spencer Games of January 19 Pike Central at Barr-Reeve: Junior Varsity, 1 p.m.; Varsity, 2:30 p.m. Pike Central High School junior Jayln Nelson dives on a loose ball as Forest Park senior Kate- lyn Englert (12) looks on during varsity girls' bas- ketball action on Saturday, Jan. 5. Nelson scored 10 points in a 56-45 victory over the visiting La- dy Rangers. Ed Cahill photo Pike Central High School junior Jenna Horrall (15) goes up for a shot past Forest Park freshman Brooke Haug (right) during varsity girls' basketball action on Saturday, Jan. 5. Horrall scored five points in a 56-45 victory over the visiting Lady Rangers. Ed Cahill photo Pike Central High School junior Lauren Vaughn gets set to shoot a free throw during varsity girls' basketball action against visit- ing Forest Park on Saturday, Jan. 5. Vaughn scored 14 points in a 56-45 victory over the Lady Rangers. Ed Cahill photo Pike Central High School junior Sam Theising competes in the boys' 200-yard freestyle during a high school swimming and diving tri-meet hosted by the Chargers on Monday, Jan. 7. Theising placed second with a personal record time of 2:19.46. Ed Cahill photo Pike Central High School freshman Mallo- ry Hunt drives toward the basket during varsi- ty girls' basketball action against visiting Forest Park on Saturday, Jan. 5. Hunt scored one point in a 56-45 victory over the Lady Rangers. Ed Ca- hill photo Senior Jaydon Gordon, wrestling at 126 pounds, went 2-3 on the day with one win by pin and one win by decision. Sophomore Cody Davis, wrestling at 220 pounds, went 1-4 on the day with one win by pin. Freshman Adon Sanchez, wrestling at 285 pounds, went 0 -5 on the day. For the season, Pike Cen- tral is now 11-18 in dual matches. "I know our season record isn't the greatest this year, but it in no way reflects how far all these guys have come and how much we have im- proved so far," McCain said. "We had a few weeks break to heal up, and I think that served us well. We wrestled smarter, and pulled out some close matches." "We've got two weeks to push to get ready for con- ference," McCain added. "If these guys keep working hard and trust the process, we will be in fine shape and ready to do battle come con- ference and sectional." Pike Central will travel to Evansville Central on Thurs- day, Jan. 10, and to Evans- ville Memorial on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Following a junior varsity tournament hosted by Evans- ville Mater Dei on Thursday, Jan. 17, the Chargers will compete in the Pocket Ath- letic Conference Champion- ship on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Heritage Hills. FOURTH Continued from page 1 WIN Continued from page 1 Call us at 812-354-8500 or email GOT SPORTS NEWS?

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