Conley paces Cougars' win over Panthers


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The Greenfield-Central boys basketball team secured its first victory in almost a month with a 55-46 victory over host Knightstown Thursday.

Derek Conley poured in a career-high 28 points for the Cougars, who last won by beating Triton Central 56-39 on Jan. 12.

Griffin Lowe registered nine points for G-C (3-14), which outscored the Panthers 38-15 in the middle two quarters.

Cole Olesky had six points, while Tyler Batton and Grant Wolfe added four apiece.

Wolfe left the game after landing on his head. G-C coach Josh Johnson said Friday that Wolfe “showed some signs of a concussion.”  Wolfe attended classes on Friday.

4A G-C has won four straight over 2A Knighstown (5-11).

The Cougars (0-6 Hoosier Heritage Conference) are at Rushville (7-10, 1-5 HHC) Friday.

G-C won the JV game 43-17, led by Bryce Robertson’s 12 points.

 

Boys basketball

Eastern Hancock 70, Hauser 44

Shane McCormick notched a career-high 21 points and the Royals cruised to their third win in four games Thursday.

EH led 26-16 at half, but broke the game open with a 25-13 third quarter.

McCormick was 9-of-19 from the field and added four assists.

Isaiah McCormick contributed with 14 points. Cody Wallace added 11 points and seven rebounds. Garrett Lee had nine points and five steals.

Hauser dropped to 0-17 and 0-8 in Mid-Hoosier Conference play.

Victor Vincz, the Royals’ leading scorer at 12 points per game, did not play (illness).

Eastern Hancock (5-12, 2-4 MHC) is at Edinburgh (11-5, 3-2 MHC) Tuesday.

Mt. Vernon 70, Muncie Burris 36

3A No. 1 MV jumped out to a 24-9 lead after a quarter and never looked back, moving to 16-0 on the year Thursday.

CJ Coleman equaled a season-high with 26 points, 18 of which he tallied in the first half.

MV improved its Class 3A-best defensive average to 40.63 points per game. It’s the seventh-best defensive average in the state overall.

Stephen Turner added 20 points for the Marauders, while Anthony Burnett had 15.

Mackenzie Rathbun led Burris (8-9) with 22 points.

MV hosts Lawrence Central (6-9) today. Friday, the Marauders (5-0 HHC) will travel to New Palestine (13-5, 6-0 HHC) with a piece of conference crown up for grabs.

Boys swimming

MV first in tri-meet

The Mt. Vernon boys swimming and diving team improved to a 11-3 Thursday by triumphing in a tri-meet over Speedway and Cascade.

The Marauders (131 points) finished ahead of Speedway (110) and Cascade (77).

Winners for MV were Dixon Tierney (200, 500 freestyle), Corey Beck (200 individual medley), Colin Harrison (50 freestyle), Zach Ball (diving) and Cole Case (100 backstroke).

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