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Indian Creek moved closer to the Mid-Hoosier Conference basketball title with a 63-44 win over Eastern Hancock Monday.

The Braves improved to 6-2 in the MHC with one conference game remaining, while Eastern Hancock finished its MHC slate at 6-3. Knightstown is 5-2 in conference with two games to go.

Indiana Creek will visit Waldron (7-10, 3-5 MHC) Friday and can clinch at least a share of the MHC title with a victory.

Cameron Smith led the Braves with 24 points Monday while Derrik Noel had 12 points for EH, which trailed 31-22 at halftime and 41-30 entering the fourth quarter.

New Palestine 62, Whiteland 46

New Palestine picked up its second win in as many nights Saturday, downing common Sectional 13 foe Whiteland 62-46.

It was also Senior Night for the Dragons (10-9), who honored Seth Cox, Samson Haynes, Keegan Lytle and Connor Roach prior to the game.

NP, which downed rival Mt. Vernon 68-48 Friday, led 19-9 after a quarter and 33-22 at half.

Cox notched his first career double-double, tallying 19 points and 10 reboounds. Ryan Curry had 14 points. Lytle added a career-high nine points on a trio of 3-pointers. Haynes had eight points and six.

With the victory, NP clinched its fifth straight 10-win season.

Richmond 47, Mt. Vernon 34

Saturday, the Marauders fell to the team they will face in the Sectional 9 quarterfinals March 4 at New Castle.

The visiting Red Devils (18-2), the seventh-ranked team in Class 4A, led 23-19 at half and 34-23 after three quarters.

Michael Thompson had 12 points and nine rebounds to lead MV (8-12). Michael Ertel added eight points.

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 Boys basketball sectional schedule. All times p.m.

Class 4A Sectional 9 at New Castle

Tuesday, March 4

Mt. Vernon (8-12) vs. Richmond, 7

Wednesday, March 5

Anderson (9-11) vs. Pendleton Hts. (14-5), 6

Connersville (12-8) vs. New Castle (7-11), 7:30

Friday, March 7

Greenfield (5-16) vs. MV-RI winner, 6

AN-PH winner vs. CO-NC winner, 7:30

Saturday, March 8

Championship, 7:30

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Class 4A Sectional 13 at Center Grove

Tuesday, March 4

Franklin (14-5) vs. New Palestine (10-9), 6

Center Grove (7-12) vs. Whiteland (7-13), 7:30

Friday, March 7

Greenwood (6-12) vs. FR-NP winner, 6

Franklin Central (10-10) vs. CG-WH winner, 7:30

Saturday, March 8

Championship, 7:30

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Class 2A Sectional 41 at Hagerstown

Tuesday, March 4

Northeastern (18-2) vs. Centerville (6-11), 7

Wednesday, March 5

Eastern Hancock (13-5) vs. Hagerstown (11-7), 6

Cambridge City (6-11) vs. Union County (16-3), 7:30

Friday, March 7

Knightstown (10-8) vs. NE-CE winner, 6

EH-HA winner vs. CC-UC winner, 7:30

Saturday, March 8

Championship, 7:30

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Prep Docket

All times p.m. unless noted

Tuesday

Boys basketball — Centerville at EH, 7:30; GC at Connersville, 7:30; MV at Westfield, 7:30

Boys diving — Regional at Brownsburg, 6

Gymnastics — Shelbyville at NP, 6

Friday

Boys basketball — Hagerstown at EH, 7:30; MV at Yorktown, 7:30; NP at Greenwood, 7:30

Boys swimming — State Finals preliminaries at IUPUI, 6

Saturday

Boys swimming — State Finals at IUPUI, 9 a.m.

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