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Prep Wrap: MV's Moore returns; Dragons on a roll

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The Eastern Hancock-Union County boys basketball game postponed Saturday will be made up on Sat., Feb. 15 at EH at 1:30 p.m. (varsity).

The EH-Franklin County girls game postponed Saturday will not be made up.

The Class 2A No. 4 Royals made up a previously postponed girls game at Morristown on Monday, and EH took a 74-50 win.

Kiersten Schrope (17 points), Peyton Neisler (13 points), Lauren Harmon (nine points), Kristin Eischen (eight points) and Darby Shaw (10 rebounds) led the Royals (12-2, 6-0 Mid-Hoosier Conference).

“This is by far the best overall win we have had this year,” EH coach Jeremy Powers said. “Dominating from the tip, pressure on the defensive end, and excellent execution on the offensive end.”


Mt. Vernon 53, Shelbyville 20

The Mt. Vernon girls basketball team scored two victories Saturday: a 33-point win over Shelbyville and the return of senior forward Erica Moore.

Moore, a Purdue commit and an Indiana Junior All-Star, played four minutes Saturday in her return from offseason surgery on her right knee. Moore missed MV’s first 13 games this season after sitting out seven regular-season games last year during the Marauders’ run to the 3A state title because of surgery to that same right knee.

Sydney Shelton paced Mt. Vernon (11-3, 4-0 Hoosier Heritage Conference) with 19 points and five rebounds.

Ariana Sandefur had 15 points and three steals for the Marauders, who led 16-4 after a quarter and 29-9 at half.

Olivia Coleman (10 points, six rebounds, four assists), Morgan Stricker (six rebounds, two steals) and Shaely Duff (nine rebounds) also contributed.

New Palestine 41, Whiteland 27

The Dragons started by holding the hosts without a field goal for the game’s first nine minutes and 40 seconds, then limited the Warriors, a common Sectional 13 foe, to just one made shot in the game’s final nine minutes for their third win in four games Saturday.

NP was paced by Emma Laughlin’s career-high 13 points. Laughlin also had three assists and three steals.

Raegan McMurray notched a career-best 11 rebounds to compliment her four points and two assists. Haley Stratman scored all seven of her points in the fourth quarter for the Dragons (7-8).

Boys basketball

Triton Central 68, Greenfield-Central 65

Cole Oleksy’s season-best 13 points weren’t enough as the Cougars lost their fifth straight game and dropped to 1-12.

G-C nearly came back from a 62-50 deficit with less than two and a half minutes remaining in the game, closing to within 65-62 with 56 seconds left.

Dallas Pribble scored 11 points while Zach Batton and Chandler Bean each added 10 points.

Howe 63, Mt. Vernon 53

CJ Coleman scored 29 points as the host Marauders fell to 6-7 Saturday.

Alec Lohman scored nine points for MV, which trailed 31-23 at half and 46-36 after three quarters.


Royals 4-1 at EH Invite

Jarrod Waterman (152 pounds), Matt Bowman (170), Kenny Delph (195) and Josh Ramage (220) went 5-0 as Eastern Hancock finished second at its own invitational Saturday.

The Royals beat Indiana School for the Deaf 57-24, Manuel 72-6, Hagerstown 50-24 and Brebeuf 66-18. EH lost 42-27 to Marion.

Jayson Bowers (126), Brent Morris (132) and Nathan Kell (138) went 4-1 for the Royals. Dakota Myers went 3-1.

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