MUNCIE — Delta appeared to be paying very close watch to top New Palestine scorer Michael Morris Friday night.
The Dragons reminded the Eagles that they have others who can score in bunches.
One is Brandon Jonas. The 6-foot-3 sophomore forward erupted for a career-high 21 points as NP blistered the hosts 60-48.
Jonas made eight of his nine shots and took pressure off Morris and Ryan Curry, as NP rebounded from a rough go last week in the Hancock County Tournament and improved not only to 8-3, but kept its hold on a tie for the top of the Hoosier Heritage Conference at 3-0.
“He’s very capable and people have to react to him scouting-report wise,” Barton said. “And our goal was to get it into the post, and I thought most of it would go to Michael, but it ended up going to Brandon in the post. And that kind of opened up everybody else.”
Jonas’ first-half output of 13 points equaled his previous career-best for a night, against Beech Grove Dec. 18.