Daily Reporter staff reports
NEW PALESTINE — The unbeaten New Palestine girls basketball team is rewriting history this season.
With their sound 52-29 win at home Tuesday night against Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Shelbyville, the Dragons improved to 8-0, tying the program’s longest winning streak to start a season.
The Dragons’ current run matches marks set twice in the program’s 44-year history, including in 1988-89 and 1993-94.
New Palestine is 3-0 in conference play, keeping the Dragons first in the HHC standings.
Against Shelbyville, the Dragons used a 16-0 run in the first half to take control, which they never relinquished.
Nine different players scored points for the Dragons in the victory. Megan Jolly led the team with 13 points. She added four assists, three rebounds and four of the team’s 19 steals.
Emma Grable finished with nine points and four rebounds. Leah Seib had eight points and a team-best eight rebounds. Eliza Adams had five points and five rebounds.
The Dragons will look to improve to 9-0 overall and 4-0 in the HHC this Friday as they host rival Greenfield-Central at 6 p.m.
Marauders fall to Anderson
The Mt. Vernon girls basketball team dropped a tough game to host Anderson 56-50 on Tuesday night.
The visiting Marauders fell behind early 16-8 in the first quarter and trailed 31-26 at halftime as the Indians held on to win.
Kaitlyn Nugent led the Marauders with 6 of 7 for 13 points shooting from the field, while Sydnee Perry followed with 12 points. Mary Fleming chipped in by going 6-for-8 for 10 points from the foul line, and Lexi Shelton had six points.
Fleming posted a team-high eight rebounds. Sophie Williams had five rebounds.
The Marauders are now 3-7 on the season and host Yorktown on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Royals girls win third straight
The Eastern Hancock girls basketball team defeated North Decatur 37-33 on Tuesday night to improve to 6-4 on the year.
The Royals have won three straight games after a brief two-game slide and travel to Mid-Eastern Conference foe Wes-Del tonight.
Eastern Hancock is 2-2 in the MEC standings with four more conference games left on the schedule.