Daily Reporter staff reports
The New Palestine gymnastics team bounced back from its loss agaisnt Roncalli last week by defeating Noblesville in a dual meet on Monday night.
The Dragons tallied a team score of 98.325 with Tara Morey and Annabelle Dockins each winning two events.
Morey bested her competition on the uneven bars (7.825) and balance beam (8.95). Dockins won the vault (9.05) and floor exercise (8.8).
Morey added a runner-up placement on vault (8.65) and floor (8.3). Dockins was second on the beam (8.575) and third overall on the bars (7.225).
The duo finished as the top-two competitors in the all-around with Morey totaling 33.675 points and Dockins amassing 33.65 points.
Taylor Brown (28.85) was fifth in the all-around and fourth on vault (8.45). Bailey Watkins was third (8.2) in the floor exercise and Rylee Elsea (8.125) was fourth.
Noblesville compiled a team score of 89.875.
Falcons sneak past Dragons
Despite a third quarter comeback, New Palestine dropped a home contest to Perry Meridian Saturday night, 67-62.
After falling behind 33-25 at halftime, the Dragons wiped out the disadvantage in the third quarter and went neck and neck with the Falcons the rest of the game before eventually falling short.
The loss drops New Palestine to 4-13 this year.
Sophomore wing Gavin Hausz hit a school-record eight 3-pointers en route to a career-high 26 points.
Keegan Watson added 11 points while Jaret Rightley added nine.
The Dragons host Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Shelbyville on Feb. 12.
Marauders earn OT win
Mt. Vernon went down to the wire with Delta Saturday night and needed overtime to seal a 47-40 win against its Hoosier Heritage Conference opponent.
The win is the team’s sixth-straight as the Marauders improve to 14-2 this season and 3-1 in the HHC.
Delta held a 27-25 lead after three quarters of play.
But Mt. Vernon was able to force an extra period after tying the score at 37-all at the end of regulation.
From there, the Marauders outscored Delta 10-3 in overtime to earn the win.
Mt. Vernon will return to action Thursday at home against Frankton.