Cougars fall to Trojans




Down four points at the half, the Mt. Vernon girls basketball team rallied for a 50-49 victory over visiting Lawrence Central Tuesday.

MV, ranked No. 2 in the latest 3A poll, pulled out the win one year after falling to the Bears by nine.

Rachel Houck (15 points, four rebounds), Sydney Shelton (12 points, five assists, five rebounds), Erica Moore (11 points, three rebounds, two blocks) and Olivia Coleman (eight points, six rebounds) contributed for the Marauders.

Coleman, though, went down with a knee injury in the second quarter and did not return.

MV coach Julie Shelton said Wednesday the team is awaiting results of an MRI, but the injury appears to be serious.

Coleman, a starting guard, was coming along nicely after missing most of last season for non-injury related reasons. The five-foot-8 sophomore had seven points and nine rebounds in the Marauders’ season-opening 47-38 win over Connersville Saturday.

Mt. Vernon (2-0) travels to Rushville (0-1) for its Hoosier Heritage Conference opener Friday.

New Castle 52, Greenfield-Central 38

The Cougars dropped their second straight contest on the road, falling to the host Trojans Tuesday.

Greenfield-Central trailed by four at half and by five after the third quarter versus one of its common sectional opponents.

Brooke Bell (16 points), Sara Jones (nine points), Emily Koers (five points), Shelby Oldham (four points) and Shelby Davis (four points) accounted for the Cougars’ scoring.

G-C (1-2) opens HHC play Friday at home against Pendleton Heights (2-0).

Franklin Central 73, New Palestine 13

The host Flashes handed the Dragons their second consecutive defeat to open the season Tuesday.

Haley Stratman notched eight points for NP. Carly Hacker added eight rebounds. Gia Nitschke had five boards. Natalie Kehrt tallied two assists and four rebounds.

Franklin Central (2-0) is a common sectional opponent for the Dragons.

New Palestine (0-2) is at Westfield (3-0) Tuesday.

Girls swimming

New Palestine 128, Greenwood 128, Roncalli 73

The Dragons tied Greenwood and beat Roncalli in a three-way meet at Greenwood Tuesday.

New Palestine victors were Erin Trimpe (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle), Emily Trimpe (100 breaststroke) and the 200 medley relay team of Rachel Wineman, Kenzie Wells, Katie Mustard and Addison Virt.

Runner-up finishers were Mustard (200 individual medley), Wineman (50 freestyle), Virt (100 butterfly), Megan Prosser (100 backstroke), the 200 medley relay team of Prosser, Virt, Claire Hornsby and Emily Trimpe, as well as the 400 freestyle relay team of Emily Trimpe, Erin Trimpe, Prosser and Mustard.

New Palestine is in action again Monday at home versus Pendleton Heights and Rushville.

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