Daily Reporter staff reports
Greenfield-Central opened its season with a win for the first time in 10 years, according to head coach Michael Lewis.
The Cougars used a 34-23 halftime lead Tuesday to put away Beech Grove 56-43.
All five starters scored at least eight points led by senior Tate Hall with 10 points and 15 rebounds. Classmate Blake Robertson contributed 10 points as well as seven rebounds.
Greenfield-Central returns to action Friday at Indianapolis Marshall.
Dragons ease past Jennings County
New Palestine earned its first win under new coach Trent Whitaker on Wednesday, topping Jennings County 78-52.
Cody Long led three scorers in double figures for the Dragons as Logan Duffy added 14, and Jalen Qualkinbush contributed 13. New Palestine led from the first horn and took a 57-40 advantage into the fourth quarter.
The Dragons will now prepare for their home opener Dec. 4 against Center Grove.
Royals break open game in 2nd half
Eastern Hancock got in the win column Wednesday with a 50-35 victory against Centerville.
Tied at 20-all at the half, the Royals used a 14-4 fourth quarter to win their first game of the season. Addison True finished with a team-high 22 points off 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range.
Ryan Speas added 10 for Eastern Hancock, who returns to the court Friday at Southwestern.
Warrens Central hands Cougars first loss
Greenfield-Central lost its first contest of the season on Tuesday, 49-37, to Warren Central to move to 4-1 on the year.
Junior forward Maddie Wise led the team with 18 points.
Tied 20-20 at the break, Warren Central outscored Greenfield-Central 31-19 in the second half to earn the win.
The Cougars return to action today at the Jeffersonville Tournament.
Late free throws not enough for Marauders
No. 10 Westfield handed the No. 14 Marauders (7-1) their first loss of the season on Wednesday, 61-59.
Senior guard Sydney Shelton, who led Mt. Vernon with 23 points and five assists, hit two free throws with five seconds left to tie the game, but that would leave Westfield just enough time to sink a bucket and steal the win.
Mary Fleming came off the bench and added 10 points and five rebounds.
The Marauders trailed 29-21 at the half.
Mt. Vernon will play again today at Hamilton Heights.