New Palestine senior guard makes own scoring mark

Compiled by Brian Harmon

New Palestine guard Ryan Curry set a school record with 46 points in a win against Shelbyville on Friday.

The Dragons’ senior joined select company, becoming only the sixth Hancock County public high school player ever to score at least 45 points in a single game.

See page B2 for a list of the county’s all-time single-game leading scorers, with points, player, school and season set, where available. Archives for Mt. Vernon and preconsolidation Mt. Vernon schools not available.

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57 — Mike Edwards, Greenfield, Feb. 21, 1969, vs. Morristown#

55 — Mike Edwards, Greenfield

52 — Victor Vincz, Eastern Hancock, vs. Alexandria, Feb. 14, 2012

50 — Kevin Bell, Greenfield-Central, 1981-82

50 — John Hamilton, Greenfield-Central, vs. Warren Central, Dec. 3, 1999

47 — Gene “Tink” O’Neal, Eden (1947 graduate)

46 — Ryan Curry, New Palestine, Feb. 6, 2015, at Shelbyville

44 — T.J. Ott, New Palestine, Jan. 24, 1998, vs. Hamilton Southeastern

43 — Mike Edwards, Greenfield vs. Hancock Central, March 1, 1969, sectional championship game

42 — Mike Edwards, Greenfield vs. Blue River, February 1969, sectional first round game

42 — Dustin Smith, Eastern Hancock, 2010-11

40 — Brian Jones, Eastern Hancock

#In the final varsity game to be played in the old School Street/Lincoln Park gym in Greenfield, Edwards lit up Morristown for 57 points in a 99-45 victory on Feb. 21, 1969. Edwards, long before the advent of the 3-point shot, went 21-of-34 from the field, hit 15 free throws and didn’t play the final five minutes, 30 seconds of the contest.