Sports Roundup – January 24

Daily Reporter staff reports

Class 2A No. 16 Shenandoah defeated Eastern Hancock on Saturday, 58-39.

The Royals boys basketball team scored just two points in the opening quarter and trailed 25-13 at halftime en route to the loss. Eastern Hancock is now 9-5.

Addison True led the team with 17 points and Brycen Napier added nine. The Royals finished the game shooting 33 percent from the field.

Eastern Hancock will play again Friday at Irvington Prep.

New Palestine drops contest to Franklin

New Palestine lost 60-52 at home Saturday to Franklin.

The Dragons built a 14-6 lead after a quarter, but the Grizzly Cubs opened the second period with a 17-2 run to take the lead. New Palestine trailed 42-38 after the third quarter, but the visitors tallied 18 points in the fourth to seal the win.

Maximus Gizzi led the Dragons with 17 points. Sophomore Matthew True finished with 10.

The Dragons are now 3-11 this season and host Yorktown on Friday.

Greenfield-Central edged by Shelbyville

Greenfield-Central fell to conference foe Shelbyville at home on Saturday, 60-55. The Golden Bears completed an early 12-2 run in the fourth quarter to take control.

The Cougars are now 2-3 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference and will play again on Friday at home against Pendleton Heights.

Zach Kuhn led Shelbyville with 26 points and nine rebounds.

Girls basketball

Eastern Hancock tops Mohawks

Eastern Hancock defeated Waldron on Saturday, 83-61 to improve to 10-9 this season.

With the scored tied at 22-all at the end of the first quarter, the Royal used a 30-15 second-quarter run away with the win.


Greenfield-Central finishes third in meet

Greenfield-Central’s swim teams competed against Carroll and Fishers on Saturday. The boys finished third overall with 71 points. Carroll won with 118 points and Fishers was second with 114.

The girls also were third with 32 total points. Fishers won the meet with a score of 138 and Carroll was second with 76 points.

On the boys’ side, the Cougars won several events but could not overcome the other two school’s depth. Chris Joven won the 50- and 100-yard freestyles, while teammate Zach Cook took first in the 100-yard butterfly. Cook and Joven teamed with Ethan Kile and Allen Forbes to win the 200-yard medley relay.

Eastern Hancock competes in invite

Eastern Hancock’s swim teams competed in the Warren Central Invitational on Saturday. The girls finished in seventh out of 16 teams, while the boys were eighth out of 12 teams.

Royals’ senior Shelby Kell led the team with a second-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke. She was also fourth in the 500-yard freestyle.

The team, coached by Derek McCormick, also recorded nine lifetime or season-best swims in various events.

On the boys’ side, Chris Walton was third in the 500-yard freestyle and fourth in the 100-yard backstroke.


Royals win three at Cardinal Ritter

The Eastern Hancock wrestling team finished 3-2 at the Cardinal Ritter Super Six on Saturday.

The Royals collected wins against Cardinal Ritter 72-12, Guerin Catholic 45-36, and Triton Central 52-24. They lost to Whiteland 38-36 and Crawfordsville 46-33.

Brandon Francis, Clayton Cochard, Jordyn Wills and Gabe Blake each went 5-0 for the Royals. Josh Robinson and Ethan Boyer were both 4-1.