Tied at the half, New Palestine outscored visiting Rushville 42-35 in the second half to win 63-56, improving its record to 3-3 at New Palestine High School Tuesday.
Senior guard Isabella Gizzi had 21 of her game-high 28 points in the second half. She hit 12 of 14 from the free-throw line. As a team, the Dragons hit 14 of 16 fourth-quarter free throws.
Sadey Hughbanks scored nine points. Vivian Miller and Allie Blum scored eight apiece.
For the Lions, Briley Munchel led the way with 20 points.
Dragons down Royals
In a matchup of Hancock County rivals, New Palestine’s boys wrestling team defeated Eastern Hancock 58-19 at NPHS Tuesday.
The Dragons got wins by fall from Gabe Flick (160), Cole Vandygriff (120), Elijah Alonso (138), Diego Reyes (145) and Jaedyn Jeffries (152). Gavin Wilcher (170) won by major decision. Four other Dragons won by forfeit.
For the Royals, Hunter Servant (132) and Joe Hollenbaugh (285) won by fall. Brayden Tincher (182) and Cameron Volz (126) won by decision.
Cougars beat Flashes
Greenfield-Central defeated Franklin Central 104-82 at the G-C pool Tuesday.
Winners for the Cougars included, Alyssa Osborn (200 medley relay, 200 IM, 400 freestyle relay), Norah Johnson (200 medley relay, 100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 400 freestyle relay), Mary Ellen Stratman (200 medley relay, 100 butterfly, 400 freestyle relay), Rachel Stutz (200 medley relay, 100 backstroke), and Cece Duffy-Johnson (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 400 freestyle relay).
G-C falls in opener
In the first meet of the season, Greenfield-Central lost 114-71 to visiting Franklin Central Tuesday.
The Cougars got wins in 1-meter diving from Alex Jahrsdoerfer and their 200 freestyle relay (Jahrsdoerfer, Jonathan Grimes, Evan Teskey, Jaeden Peters) and 400 freestyle relay teams (Tyler Swango, Peters, Aiden Michael, Colten Mayberry).