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Prep Wrap: Dragons scorch nets in win over Mooresville

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Michael Morris equaled a school record with eight 3-pointers as New Palestine cruised to its fourth straight win Saturday at Mooresville, prevailing 78-50.

Morris finished with 32 points, one more than his total Friday at Shelbyville and giving the senior forward 92 points in his last three games.

The 6-6 senior became the first NP player since T.J. Ott in 1997-98 to record back-to-back 30-point games. Morris is 33 points away from being the fifth 1,000-point scorer in school history.

Ryan Curry added five triples for 15 points. Curry owned New Palestine’s previous season-high in 3-pointers with seven vs. Franklin Central on Dec. 15.

The Dragons (13-4) finished 16-of-22 (73 percent) from beyond the arc and shot 30-of-43 (70 percent) from the floor.

Morris canned four 3s during a 17-3 second-quarter run that spurned NP to a 42-32 halftime advantage. He finished 12-of-13 from the floor, and is now averaging 20.9 points per game, best in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.

Brandon Jonas added eight points and four assists. Solomon Haynes tallied six points and five assists. Connor Roach had a team-high seven rebounds and two blocks.

J.T. Hurt paced Mooresville (4-10) with 17 points.

The Dragons host Franklin (11-4), a common Sectional 13 opponent, Thursday.

Boys basketball

Greenwood 60, Greenfield-Central 46

A furious fourth-quarter rally wasn’t enough to stave off a fifth straight loss for G-C.

Trailing 51-23 after three quarters, the Cougars outscored the visitors 23-9 in the final frame before coming up short.

Derek Conley led Greenfield-Central (2-14) with 21 points. Tate Hall added nine points, while Zach Batton had six.

Greenwood improved to 4-11, earning its first road win of the year.

The Cougars took the JV game 39-31. Blake Robertson had nine points for the blue and gold (6-10).

G-C is at Knightstown (5-10) Thursday.


NP takes Rushville Invite

The Dragons were the champions of the seven-team Rushville Invitational Saturday.

New Palestine (103.275 points) outdistanced second place Hagerstown (97.975) and third place Rushville (95.3).

The red and white took home all four individual titles and produced the top two all-around finishers with Kenzi Hoffman (35.375) and Kate Fee (34.0).

Hoffman was victorious in the vault (9.25) and floor (9.05) while place second in the bars (8.375) and beam (8.7).

Fee garnered first-place honors on the beam (8.8), and was fifth on bars, fifth on floor and ninth on vault.

Shelly Huesman claimed the title in the bars (8.525).

Annabelle Dockins was second on vault (8.95).

NP is at Hagerstown for a tri-meet with Muncie South on Wednesday.

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