Daily Reporter staff reports
NEW PALESTINE — The New Palestine boys basketball team was held to their lowest offensive output of the season, as they fell against Hoosier Heritage Conference rival Yorktown 60-39 Friday night at New Palestine.
The Tigers (12-4, 3-2) jumped on top of the Dragons early and led 13-8 after one quarter. New Palestine battled back, however, cutting the deficit to three as the game headed to the intermission with Yorktown on top 25-22.
That would be the closest the Dragons would get the rest of the way, as the Tigers came out hot in the second half, advancing their lead to 43-29 after three quarters.
From there, the Tigers pulled away and sealed a league victory that draws them even with New Palestine (8-7, 3-2 HHC).
The Tigers’ Riley Miller paced all scorers with 22 points.
For the Dragons, Kevin Riley led the way with 13 points.
Ben Farley followed with nine.
The Dragons play again today when they visit Perry Meridian (9-6). The Falcons won their game Friday night, defeating Terre Haute North 61-52.
Eastern Hancock wins on Senior Night
The Royals improved to 10-9 on the season with their 59-47 win against Tri (6-12) Thursday at Eastern Hancock.
Emiley Carlton paced the Royals with 19 points and eight rebounds. Lone senior Shelby Mourey contributed 13 points, eight rebounds and six steals.
“It was great night for Shelby,” Eastern Hancock coach Jeremy Powers said. “She is a true role model and captain for these kids, and to give her a win on Senior Night is very special. I like where we are right now as a team heading into the last week of the season.”
The Royals’ next game is at 1:30 p.m. today against Hauser (10-11).
Mt. Vernon sweepsconference season
The Marauders finished the Hoosier Heritage Conference season 7-0 on Thursday, as they traveled to Muncie and trounced Delta 55-29.
Mt. Vernon raced out to a 21-5 lead against the Eagles (5-13, 1-6 HHC) in the first quarter and never looked back.
Sydney Shelton paced Mt. Vernon (18-2, 7-0 HHC) with 18 points. Shaely Duff added nine, while Ariana Sandefur and Olivia Coleman each contributed eight.
The Marauders play again Tuesday against Western Boone (11-9).
New Palestine edges Roncalli, wins meet
The Dragons claimed a narrow victory Thursday at Roncalli, as their 99.6 points were just enough to slip past the host Rebels (96.85), as well as Cathedral (77.3) and Scecina (62.675).
Regan Elsea fronted the Dragons with an all-around score of 34.775, winning the balance beam (9.025) and uneven bars (8.35) and placing second in the vault (8.85) and floor (8.55) events. New Palestine’s Kate Fee was runner-up with an all-around score of 33.55. Fee won the vault (8.95) and floor (9.0) events, while finishing second on the balance beam (8.45).
The Dragons’ Faith Land finished fifth in the vault (8.35) and seventh on the bars (7.35).
New Palestine competes again Tuesday against Noblesville.