Sports Roundup – January 5

The New Palestine girls basketball team resumed its winning ways Tuesday night, defeating host Indianapolis Herron 73-11.

The Dragons put together a 29-point second quarter, which marked a season high, to snap their two-game losing streak.

Senior Raegan McMurray led New Palestine with 19 points, shooting 7 of 12 from the field and 5-for-6 from the free-throw line. She dished out two assists and had four steals.

Sophomore Katie Herron chipped in 12 points, finishing a perfect 5 for 5 from the floor and hauling in six rebounds.

The Dragons had 12 players score at least one point in the game with Emma Grable adding eight and a team-best four assists with three rebounds.

Emily Newcomb came off the bench and scored eight points. Leah Seib had six points and eight rebounds. Haley Harrison provided five points and four steals.

The Dragons won the rebounding battle 31-23 and racked up 31 steals in the win. The team shot 46 percent from the field.

Rylee Butcher led Herron with seven points and six rebounds.

The 11 points allowed were the fifth-fewest points in school history. Four of the top five game have happened in the last two seasons.

The Dragons play at home against Indian Creek on Tuesday.

Dennemann named All-American

New Palestine junior Allison Dennemann was named to the MaxPreps All-American third team for medium-sized high schools last week.

Dennemann had 700 kills this season to help lead the Dragons to a final four appearance in Class 3A. The Dragons captured their first sectional title since 1989 this fall, while also collecting their first-ever regional championship. 

They reached the semistate championship after winning its semifinal match, the first in program history. New Palestine concluded the season with a 27-11 record.

Dennemann averaged 6.2 kills per game this past season in addition to four digs per game. She served 54 aces.