Daily Reporter staff reports
A balanced scoring effort kept the Greenfield-Central boys basketball team on a hot streak Thursday in a 78-39 win at Knightstown.
Kirill Schoellman (13 points), Tate Hall (12 points) and Lane Ferrell (10) paced the Cougars (9-12), who are within one victory of their first 10-win season since 2003-04.
The group, under first-year head coach Michael Lewis, is 7-3 during the past 10 games.
Will O’Connor and Dallas Pribble each had six points Thursday, while Griffin Lowe, Chandler Bean, Drey Jameson, and Zach Batton had five points. Cole Oleksy and Geordan Stump added four points each, and Blake Robertson chipped in with three points.
The Cougars have three regular-season games remaining: Friday vs. Rushville (12-6), Feb. 21 at Avon (5-13) and Feb. 26 at Plainfield (6-12).
Frankton slips past Mt. Vernon
The Marauders rallied from an early 21-13 deficit against Frankton on Thursday to grab a 43-42 lead early in the fourth quarter, but the Class 2A No. 3 Eagles (18-1) pulled out a 49-45 win.
Erick Shepherd scored a game-high 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Mt. Vernon (10-9). Maurice Knight had 15 points for Frankton. Brady Ashton added 13 points. Knight and Ashton combined to go 5 of 6 from 3-point range.
The Marauders host Lawrence Central (7-12) today, and visit New Palestine (9-9) Friday and Richmond (18-2) Feb. 21. They’ll host Westfield (3-15) Feb. 24 and Yorktown (14-5) Feb. 27 to close the regular season.