G-C narrowly beats Muncie Central

Behind a staunch defensive effort, the New Palestine girls basketball team picked up its third win of the season Tuesday, a 43-36 decision over Beech Grove.

Haley Stratman notched 16 points for the Dragons, her 10th game in double figures.

NP (3-13), which also garnered its first road victory, limited the Hornets (0-16) to single digits in the first and fourth quarters.

Emma Laughlin added 13 points and four rebounds for the Dragons. Natalie Kehrt had nine points and three rebounds.

New Palestine hosts Rushville (13-2) Saturday in a Hoosier Heritage Conference tilt. The Dragons are 1-4 in HHC play; the Lions are 5-1.

Girls basketball

Greenfield-Central 49, Muncie Central 47

The Cougars rallied in the fourth quarter Tuesday for their third victory in a row.

G-C trailed 31-23 at half and 38-36 after the third frame.

Savannah Hart tallied 14 points for visitors. Shelby Oldham (12 points), Shelby Davis (eight points) and Brooke Bell (five points) contributed for the blue and gold.

G-C (7-9, 3-2 HHC) is at Mt. Vernon (13-3, 5-0 HHC) in a conference showdown Friday.

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