Mt. Vernon edged
After a tough overtime loss Friday night to Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Delta, New Palestine snapped a seven-game losing streak Saturday, defeating Indianapolis Marshall on the road 71-52.
The Dragons (3-8) used a quick start and three players in double figures offensively to earn the win. Caleb VanderWal led the team with a season-high 19 points.
Gavin Hausz reach double digits for the third-straight contest, scoring 15 points while Jalen Qualkinbush finished with 13. John McKay and Jaret Rightley recorded six and eight points, respectively.
The Dragons’ junior varsity team won, as well, with Matthew True scoring a team-high 19 points in a 64-46 victory.
New Palestine will host Pendleton Heights on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Marauders fall to Millers
Still suffering from the injury bug, Mt. Vernon’s girls basketball team fell 67-34 to No. 7 Noblesville on Saturday.
Currently, five rotation players are out for the Marauders (13-5), leaving head coach Steve Doud a short and youthful bench.
After a slow first half, including a three-point first quarter, Mt. Vernon fell behind 36-15 at the break en route to the team’s second loss in three games.
Cameron McClure led the Marauders with 12 points, while Hanna Johnson added nine. Mary Fleming finished with six points.
Mt. Vernon will return to the court Saturday at home against Shelbyville. With only one conference loss, the Marauders remain in the hunt for a Hoosier Heritage Conference title with four HHC games left on the schedule.
Mt. Vernon earns split
The Marauders swim teams split at Shelbyville on Saturday with the girls winning 113-70 and the boys falling 98-82.
The girls won all three relays and used two more wins from Gloria Gonzalez and Lydia Tierney to seal the victory.
Gonzalez took first in the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard freestyle while Tierney won the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly.
Laura Cochran placed first in diving, while Riley Chambers (100 freestyle) and Haley Moore (500 freestyle) also earned wins for Mt. Vernon.
On the boys side, Bryce Gray led the team with three blue ribbons. He won the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle and was apart of the winning 200 freestyle relay team.
Teammate Dixon Tierney won the 200 individual medley while Josh Blackburn won the 100 backstroke. Jordan Spearman took first in the diving competition for the Marauders, as well.
Mt. Vernon will compete in the Hoosier Heritage Conference meets Thursday and Saturday this week.
Cougars finish sixth
The Greenfield-Central wrestling team battled to a 2-3 finish at the North Central Invitational in Indianapolis and placed sixth overall.
The Cougars netted 195 team points with dual victories against Bishop Chatard 66-12 and Indianapolis Howe 66-12 in the second and fourth rounds, respectively.
Greenfield-Central opened with a 48-16 first-round loss to Westfield and narrowly lost to the host Panthers 35-33 in the third round.
Lawrence Central defeated Greenfield-Central 54-14 in the final round.
The Cougars return to the mat Saturday morning along with Mt. Vernon and New Palestine for the Hoosier Heritage Conference Meet at Yorktown High School.
Royals score victory
The Eastern Hancock Royals finished 1-4 at the Avon Super Six on Saturday. The Royals scored a 41-36 win against Terre Haute North while losing to Lafayette Jeff, Avon, Danville and Fishers.
Junior Jayson Bowers (145 pounds), senior Jared Waterman (160) and sophomore Wes Myers (220) all went 3-2 on the day.
Jordyn Wills, Gabe Blake and Devyn Brinson were 2-3.
The Royals return to the mat tonight for the Mid-Hoosier Conference three-way meet at Eastern Hancock.