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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, December 2, 2020 B-1 SPORTS Submit sports items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg See CHARGERS on page 2 LADY CHARGERS THUMP TELL CITY 60-28 • Jasper • 1-800-937-8721 By James Capozella Trouble was Tell City's middle name last Tuesday when they looked up at their faithful scoreboard and saw they were down 23-1 in the first quarter. The Lady Marksmen did respond in the second quarter, but were kept at bay by scoring from Lady Chargers Mallory Hunt, Mal- lory Hickey and Kenzie Powell. That quarter took the hosts to a 36 -12 half- time deficit in a contest that saw the Lady Charger bench run the fourth quarter show for a 60 -28 Lady Char- ger road win. Lady Charger varsity head coach Kyle McCutchan said, "We got off to a great start shooting the basket- ball and we ran the floor for some easy shots. Kenzie Powell and Brai- ley Mills shot it well and took care of the basketball. We had some lapses on defense, but overall it was a good night." Powell, Mills, Hickey, Keena Young and Shelby Meadows canned nine baskets, including a trio of threes to grab the 23-1 first quarter strangle hold on the Lady Marks- men. Starters Kahle Young, Pow- ell, Mills, Hickey and Hunt account- ed for 18 markers in the third quar- ter and then freshman Kelby Leighty equaled the Lady Marksmen fourth quarter scoring for the 60 -28 win. Sophomores Madelyn Fiscus and Tiffany Arteaga, and freshmen Ja- mie Sallee, Ruby Sallee and Ashlyn Kirk took to the court for the late go- ing in the fourth. Kenzie Powell was the game's leading scorer with 17, followed by Brailey Mills with 13. Both Hickey and Hunt had eight points apiece, Leighty six, Kahle Young four, and Keena Young and Meadows each scored a basket. Powell was good for eight points in that first quarter, with a pair of threes and a basket. Mills scored two baskets and a three pointer, and Hickey and Keena Young each had a basket apiece in the 23-point open- ing quarter. The team shot seven of 10 from the charity stripe, with Pow- ell, Hickey and Hunt going two for two in that department. Lady Chargers: 23 36 54 60 Lady Marksmen: 1 12 22 28 Pike Central: Ka. Yong 2 0 2-0 1 4, Powell: 2 3 2-2 3 17, Mills: 3 2 2-1 2 13, Hickey: 3 0 2-2 2 8, Hunt: 3 0 2- 2 1 8, Ke. Young: 1 0 0 -0 1 2, Mead- ows: 1 0 0 -0 1 2, Leighty: 3 0 0 -0 3 6, Fiscus: 0 0 0 -0 1 0, Arteaga: 0 0 0 -0 0 0, J. Sallee: 0 0 0 -0 0 0, r. Sallee: 0 0 0 -0 0 0, Kirk: 0 0 0 -0 0 0. Totals: 18 5 10 -7 14 60. 23 13 18 6 -60 Tell City: Albin: 2 0 3-1 0 5, Schro- eder: 3 0 7-5 4 11, Voyles: 0 0 0 -0 0 0, Weatherholt: 5 0 0 -0 2 10, Woods: 1 0 0 -0 9 2, Bailey: 0 0 0 -0 0 0. Totals: 11 0 10 -6 6 28. 1 11 11 6 -28 Haubstadt bests Pike Central 51-24 Randy Meece, Brenton Reynolds and Jace Pauw got the Chargers to a 6 -8 first quarter, but a trio of Haub- stadt Elite shooters got their eighth grade team to a 26 - 12 first half and then never looked back for a 51-24 win on the Charger home court last week. Reynolds finished with 10 points for the Chargers and Drew Dawson had two baskets for four points. Jace Pauw and Eli Arnold each had three markers, and Ran- dy Meece and Connor Love- less had two each. The Elites knocked down 18 points in the second quar- ter, while Brenton Fryrear had four and Drew Dawson two for the Chargers. Fry- rear added two more bas- kets in the third, while Daw- son had one and Pauw add- ed a free throw. The Elites were good for 25 points in the second half, while the Chargers added a dozen, in- cluding four from Fryrear, a three bagger by Arnold and a basket each from Dawson and Connor Loveless. Mitch- el Gilles and Connor Wirey were the top Haubstadt scor- ers with 16 points apiece. Chargers win three quarters at Shakamak By James Capozella Sean Hanselman and Ken- dric Sorgius were responsi- ble for 17 and 16 points re- spectively in a scrimmage at Shakamak, where the Char- gers won three quarters. Hanselman was the assist leader with four, and claimed six rebounds and was two of two from the line. Sorgius lead in steals with three, and had two deflections and four rebounds. Adan Brown added eight points and a block, while Al- ex Clark and Julian Gish ac- counted for five points each. Gish was rebound leader with seven and Clark had five. Peyton Howald had two markers and four rebounds, plus two blocked shots. Ethan Gorby made three assists, three deflections, a steal and a block. Quade Morton made two assists, five rebounds, three deflec- tions, a steal and a block. Coach Hunter Elliott said, "The scrimmage went real- ly well. We won three of four varsity quarters and did a lot of good things. We showed our ability to shoot the bas- ketball and we really played selfless. Rebounding is big for us and we really did a nice job cleaning the glass in the scrimmage. Sean Hansel- man really played a heck of a game and filled it up from every aspect. Kendric Sorgi- us had a big game as well. We subbed every four minutes and everyone really came in and did some good things. I believe they are starting to figure out their roles and be- ginning to buy in. The impor- tance of everyone buying in- to their role is huge. It was good for us to get a game in and see what areas we need to work on." Vikings claim 11-point win after surging in the third Chargers carried lead into the halftime By James Capozella A thin first-half edge for the visiting Pike Central Chargers vanished by the end of the third stop when several North Posey Vikings got hot hands and out- scored the Chargers 20 -9. A nearly even 13-14 fourth kept the Vikes in it for a 53- 42 Pocket Athletic Conference win this past Saturday. North Posey's Harold Spears and Har- old Bender caused the most damage in the third quarter, but they had help from Kedrick Wahl, Dalton Reidford and Jon- athan Ricketts for a 20 -point tally. Ju- lian Gish got the lead back for the Char- gers following a Ricketts' basket that opened the third for a 21-20 Vikings fa- vor. Missed Charger shots and then goals by Spears, Bender, Wahl and Reidford made it a 10 -point deficit for the Char- gers. Ethan Gorby hit a three bagger, and Sean Hanselman and Quade Mor- ton got to the line for two of two each, but it wasn't enough to tame the Viking third quarter 20 -point surge. Gorby, Gish, Sorgius and Hanselman all got on the scoreboard in the fourth, but every step forward was met with goals from Ricketts, Bender and Wahl. Charger head coach Hunter Elliott commented, "I thought we came out and played pretty well early. Jumped up on them and had the lead the whole first half and into the second. The story of the game came to understanding situations, toughness and rebounding. We did not finish or start quarters the right way. We did not shoot the ball particularly well and that is something that I feel we can do at a much higher level and will on a regular basis. "We took a couple questionable shots, but for the most part, they were shots that I want those guys shooting. While we are not real big, we will have five guys on the floor that will be able to shoot it, handle it and move. Rebounding was another area that we struggled. They had quite a bit of size on us as will most teams, so we have to be a lot more scrappy on the boards. "Individually, I was very pleased with the play of Ethan Gorby. I thought he did a nice job leading us with his communi- cation and battling on the glass inside. Julian Gish got the first start in the first game of his career. He really did not look like a freshman, and was very composed and under control the whole game. He re- ally had a good game leading us in scor- ing while also adding five rebounds, two assists and four steals. "Peyton Howald really did a lot of great things that won't show up in the score book, but he is one of our leaders and really does a lot of the little things for us. Kendric Sorgius got his first varsi- ty start and did some good things. He is very talented and I think he will keep get- ting more comfortable as we go. We are a young team with two freshmen and two sophomores playing a lot of minutes, but I do believe we have a lot of talent and abili- ty. We have to figure out how to be consis- tent and understand situational basket- ball. They are a group that is very coach- able and hardworking. I think we will get better and better each game." VARSITY STAT LEADERS Julian Gish led the Chargers with 12 points by scoring in every quarter, hitting Chargers Julian Gish, Quade Morton and Ethan Gorby struggle for possession with Viking Jackson Graff in the late going of Saturday's match-up at North Posey. James Capozella photo Charger senior Ethan Gorby (#11) looks for an opening during the road trip contest with the North Posey Vikings. Gorby netted 10 points, while freshman Julian Gish added 12 markers, while scoring in every quarter. Charger Brenton Fryrear netted five baskets in the home standing contest with Haubstadt while contending with a strong defense put up by the Elites. James Capozella photo

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