Daily Reporter staff report
The New Palestine girls basketball team won its fourth consecutive game Saturday, topping host Delta 52-36.
The Dragons took a double-digit lead at halftime, leading 28-15, and never let up en route to the victory.
Senior Raegan McMurray led the team with 18 points. Leah Seib added 13 points, while Megan Jolly added five. Haley Harrison, Jordan Reid and Cassidy Matheson each scored four points in the win.
The Dragons’ junior varsity team also won 28-27.
New Palestine is now 5-3 overall and 2-0 in Hoosier Heritage Conference.
Eastern Hancock moves to 7-2
Eastern Hancock won its seventh game Saturday, defeating Liberty Christian 56-40.Eight players scored at least two points for the Royals, who were led in scoring by senior Leah Ferguson with 14 points. Emiley Carlton added 11 points, while Haley Best finished with eight.
Eastern Hancock led 29-20 at halftime and outscored Liberty Christian 13-7 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
Peyton West added four points, four rebounds and two assists in the win, while Liberty Durham finished with a team-high seven rebounds.
Pendleton Heights tops Mt. Vernon
Mt. Vernon fell to Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Pendleton Heights on Saturday, 49-33.Mary Fleming led the Marauders’ offensive attack with 15 points.
The Arabians led 24-16 at halftime and outscored Mt. Vernon 16-10 in the third quarter to run away with the win. The Marauders are now 2-6.
No. 2 Howe beats Eastern Hancock
Eastern Hancock fell to No. 2 Indianapolis Howe on Saturday at home, 85-60. The Hornets led 44-24 at halftime and outscored the Royals by five in the second half.Junior guards Brycen Napier and Addison True finished with 20 points each for Eastern Hancock. Duncan Cherry added 11 points in the loss.
The Royals made just two threes against Howe, both coming from True.
Napier was 14 of 14 from the free-throw line, as well, while True and Cherry led the team with 6 rebounds apiece.
Mt. Vernon hangs on to triumph
After the first win of the season Friday, Mt. Vernon went on the road to Decatur Central and returned with a 50-47 win. The Marauders are now 2-2 this season.
Greenfield-Central falls to Perry Meridian
Greenfield-Central fell to 1-2 this season with a 47-43 loss at Perry Meridian on Saturday.
Greenfield-Central hosts New Palestine on Friday.
Cougars take win at Western Boone Duals
Greenfield-Central’s wrestling team won the Western Boone Duals on Saturday, finishing the day 4-0.
The Cougars beat Southmont 57-21, then topped Crawfordsville 56-18. In its next two matches, Greenfield-Central handled Tri-West 72-0 and Western Boone 72-9.
Crawfordsville finished in second, while Frankfort and Southmont were third and fourth, respectively.
New Palestine wins 2 matches
New Palestine’s wrestling team won two matches on Saturday at the Greenwood Super 8 Duals.
Alec White and Landan Burton both finished the day 5-0.
The Dragons went 2-3 on the afternoon and opened the duals with a 54-30 loss to Plainfield. In the second match, New Palestine beat Greensburg 52-27. After losing to host Greenwood, 58-24, the Dragons topped Decatur Central 39-37.
New Palestine is now 2-4 this season.
Mt. Vernon competes at Westfield invite
Mt. Vernon’s wrestling team finished 3-2 on Saturday at the Westfield Invitational. The Marauders beat Ben Davis, Northview and Tech but lost to Westfield and Lebanon.
Chase Wilkerson and Peyton Wuerch finished the day 5-0. Wilkerson is now 15-1 this season, while Wuerch is 11-0.
After Saturday’s invite, Chris Wilkerson is 12-4, Max Hayes is 11-5, Drake Tackett is 14-2 and Drake Kendrex is 13-3.