Brody Stephens night at New Pal on Friday

New Palestine High School athletics and the basketball program will be honoring Brody Stephens’ memory Friday during the Dragons’ basketball doubleheader against Greenfield-Central.

Fans are encouraged to wear orange to the game and to donate to the “Brody Strong” fund. Brody’s family will be recognized during the game.

The “Brody Strong” fund has been established in Brody’s memory through the Hancock County Community Foundation. The fund will assist Southern Hancock elementary families in need with the cost of uniforms, equipment and fees, so all can participate in sports.

Brody was a student at Sugar Creek Elementary School who bravely fought leukemia until his passing April 29.

Friday’s action begins at 6 p.m. with the New Palestine and Greenfield-Central girls basketball teams tipping off. The boys teams will meet about 7:30 p.m.

Fan can donate to the Brody Strong fund in-person at Friday’s game or by check to the HCCF, 312 E. Main Street, Greenfield, IN, 46140 (put “Brody Strong” in the memo line). Donations can be made online via the HCCF (Choose the Brody Strong fund in the drop-down menu) at givehcgrowhc.org/give/online-giving/

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Carmel, Pike lead girls IBCA Top 20 Rankings

The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association released their weekly girls basketball rankings Sunday. Carmel holds the top spot with Pike second overall. Records are as of Sunday (first-place votes in parentheses).

Rank, School;W-L

1. Carmel (17);11-0

2. Pike (2);9-0

3. North Central (Indy);7-0

4. Lawrence North;8-1

5. Homestead (1);6-1

6. Northwestern;8-1

7. North Harrison;8-1

8. Hamilton Southeastern;8-2

9. Bedford North Lawrence;7-2

10. Jeffersonville;6-2

11. South Bend St. Josephs;6-1

12. Penn;8-1

13. Castle;7-0

14. Brownsburg;8-1

15. Center Grove;8-1

16. East Chicago Central;10-1

17. Heritage Christian;5-4

18. Zionsville;5-3

19. Northridge;8-2

20. Chesterton;8-0

Other Schools Receiving Votes

Angola, Avon, Ben Davis, Carroll (Fort Wayne), Columbus East, Elkhart Central, Evansville North, Fairfield, Fort Wayne Northrop, Fort Wayne South Side, Glenn, Greensburg, Huntington North, Jac-Cen-Del, Lafayette Jefferson, Lake Central, LaPorte, Martinsville, Michigan City Marquette, North Central (Farmersburg), North Judson-San Pierre, NorthWood, Oak Hill, South Ripley, Tindley, Triton, Triton Central, Warren Central, Warsaw Community

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Prep Calendar

Today

Swimming

New Palestine at Mt. Vernon, 5:30 p.m.

Girls basketball

New Palestine at Shelbyville, 7:30 p.m.

Mt. Vernon at Anderson, 7:30 p.m.

North Decatur at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 p.m.

Boys basketball

Greenfield-Central at Westfield, 7:30 p.m.

Wrestling

Eastern Hancock at Triton Central, 6 p.m.