Sports Roundup – January 18

Staff reports

Mt. Vernon’s girls basketball team earned a 48-34 win against Shelbyville on Saturday. The Marauders outscored the Golden Bears 18-6 in the fourth quarter, helping the team move to 5-13 this season.

Mary Fleming and Sophie Williams each scored 13 points in the win. Hanna Johnson added eight.

Williams also had eight rebounds, while Fleming collected seven boards and three assists. Johnson led Mt. Vernon with four steals.

The Marauders played Tuesday at Richmond and are back on Friday at home against Greenfield-Central.

Greenfield-Central falls to Carmel

Greenfield-Central lost 58-39 to Class 4A No. 3 Carmel on Saturday. The Cougars led 14-12 after one quarter but were outscored 33-9 over the next two frames.

Carmel junior guard Blake Smith led the Greyhounds with 19 points.

The Cougars played Tuesday at Muncie Central and host Mt. Vernon on Friday.

Boys basketball

Royals take down Union County

Eastern Hancock won its fourth consecutive game Saturday in a 53-49 win over Union County. The Royals, who began the season 2-3, are now 8-4.

Eastern Hancock was led in scoring by Brycen Napier, who had 16 points, and A.J. Muegge, who had 13. The Royals led by eight over three quarters of play and held on for the win despite being outscored in the final period.

Muegge also grabbed eight rebounds, while teammate Jacob Eischen collected a team-high nine in the win. Napier led the team with four steals.

New Palestine gets past Mooresville

New Palestine used an impressive second-half run to beat Mooresville 57-47 on Saturday.

The Dragons went ahead with a 22-point third quarter, outscoring the Pioneers 22-8 to turn a three-point halftime deficit into a 39-28 advantage. New Palestine then scored 18 fourth-quarter points.

Maximus Gizzi, Matthew True, Dylan Romine and Gavin Hausz hit 3-pointers in the third-quarter run. Gizzi scored seven of his 15 points in the period, then hit four free throws in the fourth to seal the game. Hausz scored 13 of his team-high 16 points after halftime.

The Dragons are now 3-9 on the season, winning two of their last three games. The team will play again on Friday at Roncalli.

Cougars claw past Triton Central

Greenfield-Central topped Triton Central on Saturday, 57-50, to move to 6-7 this season.

The Cougars led 17-14 after the first quarter and 24-22 at the break before pulling away in the second half. Josh Mundell led the team with seven points in the first half.

Brian Long led the team with 14 points and Will O’Connor scored 13. Drey Jameson added 12 points in the win.

Greenfield-Central is off until it hosts Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Shelbyville on Saturday.