Senior leads Dragons past Falcons

Daily Reporter staff reports

New Palestine senior Natalie Kehrt scored 21 points to help the Dragons sneak past Perry Meridian 61-58 in overtime in a girls basketball game Saturday.

Leading the majority of regulation, New Palestine (4-2) was up 50-43 with two minutes left on the clock. The Falcons tied it, however, forcing overtime after a 12-5 run.

After causing a turnover, the Dragons held the ball for 45 seconds in the closing minute of OT before Kehrt was fouled and hit both free throws with 14 seconds left.

Kehrt finished 11 of 14 from the line. Reagan McMurry added 17 points, five rebounds and three assists, while Haley Stratman contributed 15 after nailing five 3-pointers.

New Palestine will play again today at Hoosier Heritage Conference foe New Castle.

Cougars power past state-ranked Pike

Playing in a weekend tournament, No. 20 Greenfield-Central went 1-1 on Saturday, defeating Providence 58-32 before losing to No. 11 Pike 53-52.

The Cougars are now 5-2 on the season but entered the IBCA (Indiana Basketball Coaches Association) top 20 rankings for the first time this year.

Greenfield-Central returns to action Dec. 5 at Hamilton Southeastern.

Marauders take down Hamilton Heights

After jumping out to a 33-18 halftime-lead, No. 17 Mt. Vernon cruised to its eighth win (8-1) of the season after a 68-48 rout of Hamilton Heights on Saturday.

Sydney Shelton led the team with 34 points after scoring 20 in the first half. Sophie Williams added nine points and seven rebounds off the bench, and Sadie Baugh contributed seven points.

The Marauders return to action Saturday at home against Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Pendleton Heights.

Eastern Hancock falls to Indian Creek

Eastern Hancock fell to 5-1 after its first loss of the season on Saturday against Indian Creek (7-1), 64-52.

The Royals will play again today at South Decatur.