The Sideline – January 14

Marauders, Cougars in hunt for HHC crown

The Greenfield-Central and Mt. Vernon boys basketball teams are still in the hunt for the Hoosier Heritage Conference.

The Marauders defeated the Cougars on Friday to improve to 3-1 in league play. Greenfield-Central, which is 2-1 in the HHC, plays host to front-runner New Castle (7-1, 3-0 HHC) on Friday.

HHC standings

Team HHC Ov

New Castle 3-0 7-1

Delta 1-0 4-3

Mt Vernon (Fortville) 3-1 9-2

Greenfield-Central 2-1 9-3

Shelbyville 1-2 4-6

Pendleton Heights 0-1 5-5

New Palestine 0-2 2-7

Yorktown 0-3 0-7


Greenfield-Central tied for first in conference

The Greenfield-Central girls basketball team is unbeaten in Hoosier Heritage Conference play at 4-0. New Castle is a perfect 5-0 in the HHC. The two teams meet Friday night at Greenfield-Central.

HHC standings

Team HHC Ov

New Castle 5-0 16-1

Greenfield-Central 4-0 14-4

New Palestine 5-2 11-5

Mt Vernon (Fortville) 2-1 13-5

Pendleton Heights 2-4 8-11

Shelbyville 1-4 9-7

Yorktown 1-4 6-9

Delta 0-5 3-13


Princeton’s star nears state shooting record

The state’s leading scorer in girls basketball is quickly closing in on the state’s career scoring record.

Princeton’s Jackie Young scored 38 points in the Tigers’ 64-29 win against Washington on Jan. 9 to bring her career total to 3,058 points.

She poured in 39 points on Jan. 6 in a 59-9 win against Vincennes Lincoln, which made her the second-best scorer in girls state history.

She is 25 points behind Shanna Zolman who scored 3,085 for Wawasee from 1998 and 2002.

Young is the second girl and fifth Indiana high school player to eclipse the 3,000-point mark in state history joining Damon Bailey (3,134), Shanna Zolman (3,085), Marion Pierce (3,019) and DeShaun Thomas (3,018).

Princeton (20-0), winner of 46 straight games, tops the state’s Class 3A coaches poll and Young leads the state at 38.4 points per game. The Tigers next game is tonight at Wood Memorial.


Prep calendar


Girls basketball

Eastern Hancock at Morristown, 7:30 p.m.

Triton Central at New Palestine, 7:30 p.m.


HHC Diving Meet at New Palestine, 6 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Eastern Hancock, 6 p.m.


New Palestine at Shelbyville 6 p.m.


Girls basketball

New Castle at Greenfield-Central, 6 p.m.

Boys basketball

Waldron at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 p.m.

New Castle at Greenfield-Central, 7:30 p.m.

Rushville at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 p.m.

Pendleton Heights at New Palestine, 7:30 p.m.


Girls basketball

Eastern Hancock at Triton Central, 1:30 p.m.

New Palestine at Whiteland, 1:30 p.m.

Shelbyville at Mt. Vernon, 2:30 p.m.

Boys basketball

Eastern Hancock at Union County, 7:30 p.m.

Indianapolis Howe at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 p.m.

Greenfield-Central at Triton Central, 7:30 p.m.

Mooresville at New Palestine, 7:30 p.m.


HHC Meet at New Palestine, 11 a.m.


HHC Meet at Yorktown, 9 a.m.

Eastern Hancock Invitational, 9 a.m.