Daily Reporter staff reports
The Cougars girls basketball team earned a double overtime win Saturday vs. North Central to remain unbeaten (4-0).
Greenfield-Central outscored North Central 18-14 in the overtimes to seal the victory.
Cougars forward Maddie Wise recorded a game-high 35 points off 9-for-11 shooting from the field, including three 3-point field goals. Wise also had 15 rebounds and six assists.
Teammate Katie Helgason added 15 points and five assists, while Jessica Farrell finished with 6 points and 9 rebounds.
Royals roll to 5-0
Eastern Hancock improved to 5-0 on Saturday with a 58-48 win against Union County. The Patriots fall to 3-3.
New Pal handles Scecina
The Dragons improved to 3-2 on Saturday with a 58-27 win against previously undefeated Indianapolis Scecina, who falls to 4-1 this year.
Mt. Vernon hangs on
No. 14 Mt. Vernon used a 22-6 first quarter run to top East Central 53-48 on Saturday.
Sadie Baugh took a charge with just over 30 seconds off the clock to hold off an eager Trojans squad. Sydney Shelton led all scorers with 26 point and also added six assists.
Dragons finish 2nd
The Dragons opened their season with a 2nd-place finish at the Tech Invitational on Saturday.
Hamilton Southeastern won the team title as New Palestine had six individual champions. Chad Red Jr. was named MVP of the tournament at 132 pounds.
Also winning for New Palestine was Alec White at 113, Cameron Diep at 120, Jalyn Wallace at 138, Jared Timberman at 145 and Eugene Starks at 152.
“The team looked great,” Dragons coach Chad Red said.
Cougars sweep invite
Greenfield-Central opened its season going to 5-0 in dual meets at the Elwood Invitational on Saturday.
The Cougars also had four individual champions. Going undefeated (5-0) on the day was Carter Noehre at 126, Tommy Brock at 132, Elliott Parson at 138 and Brad Lowe at 170.
Going 4-1 on the afternoon was Larry Evans at 120 pounds and David Johnson at 145 pounds.
“I was impressed with the team’s mental toughness,” coach Ed Hamant said.