Morris ties NP record with 8 triples




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.

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