EH's Best scores career-best 30 points in win

The New Palestine girls basketball team scored the game’s first 37 points and forced 37 turnovers to garner its initial victory of the season Tuesday, a 77-16 decision against visiting Arlington.

The Dragons shot 46 percent (31-of-67) from the field while limiting the Golden Knights to a 6-for-39 (15 percent) mark.

NP also sported a 50-23 rebounding margin over Arlington.

Gia Nitschke (15 points, seven rebounds, four steals), Haley Stratman (12 points, three rebounds), Emma Laughlin (eight points, five assists, three steals), Adie Lorsung (eight points, five rebounds, three assists, four steals) and Natalie Kehrt (nine rebounds, six assists) contributed for the Dragons.

Stratman and Laughlin equaled their career highs in scoring, while Nitschke and Lorsung set career bests.

NP (1-3) begins a span of five straight Hoosier Heritage Conference games Saturday at Delta (1-2).

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