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The New Palestine boys basketball team dropped Jennings County 61-54 Saturday to acquire coach Adam Barton’s 100th win.

Ryan Curry led the Dragons with 25 points — two shy of the career high he tied on Friday — including 18 in the second half. Connor Roach added a career-high 16 points for NP (3-1).

At halftime the game was level at 24, but the Dragons played a strong third quarter and led 44-35 heading into the final frame.

Jennings County scored the first seven points of the fourth to cut the lead to two, but Curry answered with the next seven points and Seth Cox followed with a basket to lead a 9-1 run that put NP up 53-45. The Dragons pushed the lead as high as 12.

Barton, in his ninth season at New Palestine, moved to 100-81 with the win. He is tied with Wally Cones (1954-63) for third on the all-time NP boys basketball coaching wins list. Brian Kehrt (126) and Ed Frieje (117) hold the top two spots.

Boys basketball

Eastern Hancock 84, Anderson Prep Academy 44

Six players scored in double figures for the Royals, led by Cooper Henderson’s 15 points.

It was EH’s highest scoring game since defeating Alexandria 92-91 on Feb. 14, 2012.

Garrett Hancock, Cole Fout and Derrik Noel had 14 points each. Ryan Speas had 11 and Caleb Wallen scored 10.

The Royals scored 20 points on offensive rebounds while limiting Anderson to a single offensive board.

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