Weekend Roundup: G-C, NP boys improve to 2-0

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Greenfield-Central’s Braylon Mullins puts up a one-handed shot in the lane over a Beech Grove defender in the Cougars’ season opener. On Saturday, at Northeastern, Mullins had a game-high 25 points.

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The Greenfield-Central boys basketball team, in its first game in 11 days, defeated host Northeastern 67-33 Saturday.

The Cougars, ranked No. 14 in the Class 4A Associated Press poll and receiving votes in the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (all classifications) poll, had three players score in double figures, led by Braylon Mullins with 25.

Mullins had 17 in the first half. Boston Willard finished with 12 points, all in the first half, and Dallas Freeman scored 11.

Greenfield-Central (2-0) led 21-3 after the first quarter.

The Cougars beat Beech Grove, 56-36, in the season opener on Nov. 21.

Greenfield-Central’s first five games are on the road. It will play at Decatur Central Tuesday and travel to New Palestine Friday and to Southport Saturday afternoon.

New Palestine wins big in home opener

New Palestine’s boys basketball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 70-32 victory in the home opener against Rushville Saturday.

Julius Gizzi led the way for the Dragons with 20 points. Moses Haynes hit four of the team’s 10 3-pointers and finished with 12 points.

The Dragons extended their lead after each quarter. They led by 12 (20-8) after one and by 23 (39-16) at halftime. The lead was 36 (57-21) going into the final quarter.

New Palestine is ranked No. 16 in the Associated Press Class 4A poll and receiving votes in the IBCA (all classifications) rankings.

The Dragons welcome rival Greenfield-Central Friday.

Marauders defeated at No. 1 Fishers

The Mt. Vernon (1-2) boys basketball team lost 68-44 at top-ranked Fishers (5-0) Saturday.

The host Tigers began taking control in the second quarter, outscoring the Marauders 20-7 to take a 36-19 halftime lead.

Mt. Vernon outscored Fishers in the third, 19-15, to cut it to 51-38 heading into the final period.

Tanner Teschendorf led the Marauders with 17. Elijah Parra had 16 and R’mani Wells scored eight.

Fishers had four players in double figures. Jonanthony Hall led with 14 and Keenan Garner scored 13. Cooper Zachary added 11 and Taden Metzger scored 10.

Fishers is ranked No. 1 in the Class 4A Associated Press poll and No. 2 in the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (all classifications) poll, behind Lawrence North.

Eastern Hancock gets first MEC win

Eastern Hancock’s boys basketball team opened Mid-Eastern Conference play Saturday with a 54-46 road win at Wes-Del.

Down two points heading into the final quarter, Eastern Hancock (2-1, 1-0) outscored the hosts 16-6 in the fourth period.

Luke Morris and Kayden Ruble each scored 19 points.

Morris had 10 points in the fourth quarter and 15 in the second half. Ruble had 15 of his points in the game’s middle quarters. Caiden Willis added 10 points.

The Royals trailed by six after one, 14-8, but rallied for a 20-19 halftime lead.

Eastern Hancock plays host to Northeastern Friday.

Girls basketball

Royals remain unbeaten with big win over Northwestern

Eastern Hancock’s girls basketball team improved to 8-0 on the season with a 63-24 victory over visiting Class 3A Northwestern Saturday.

The Royals got off to a great start with a 27-point first quarter and led by 30, 43-13, at halftime.

Freshman guard Kenzie Koch scored 20 points, including 16 in the opening period. Senior center Ruby White scored 17 points, 15 in the first half.

Sydney Springman and Camryn Andrus each scored six points.

Eastern Hancock is receiving votes in the (all classifications) Indiana Basketball Coaches Association poll and is ranked No. 2 in the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Class 2A poll.

The Royals play host to North Decatur Tuesday.

Dragons improve to 2-0 in HHC play

Allie Blum scored 21 points, including 15 in the first half, and Vivian Miller added 19, to lead New Palestine’s girls basketball team to a 57-45 Hoosier Heritage Conference victory over visiting Delta Saturday.

Sadey Hughbanks and Natalie Sevier scored six points apiece.

New Palestine is 4-5 overall and 2-0 in the HHC. It will continue conference play Tuesday at home against Shelbyville.

Boys wrestling

Dragons 3-0, Royals 2-1 at New Pal Invite

In a dual meet round-robin at the New Palestine Invitational Saturday, the host Dragons went 3-0 and Eastern Hancock finished 2-1.

The Dragons defeated Eastern 62-9, Triton Central 69-8 and Bishop Chatard 50-24.

The Royals picked up a 39-36 win over Bishop Chatard and defeated Triton Central 42-36.

New Palestine had eight wrestlers go 3-0 on the day, including Blake Doss (106), Wes Harbert (120), Gunner Butt (126), Peyton Hornsby (138), Gabe Flick (165), Gavin Wilcher (175), Shaun Glass (215) and William Glesing (285).

Eastern Hancock’s Bradyn Volz (113) and Cameron Volz (132) went 3-0.

In two of the more competitive matches between local competitors, Cameron Volz edged New Palestine’s Cole Vandygriff 6-5. Butt, leading 5-4 heading into the final period, pulled away to defeat Eastern Hancock’s Zane Badgley 10-4.

For Eastern Hancock, Badgley, Dom Shelby (165) and Joe Hollenbaugh (285) each had two wins.

Greenfield-Central finishes fourth at Cathedral

Greenfield-Central’s boys wrestling team finished 2-3 in duals and placed fourth at the Cathedral Invitational Saturday.

The Cougars defeated Ryle (Ky.) 53-20 and Warren Central 37-34 and lost to Cathedral (42-25), Floyd Central (32-25) and Avon (55-18).

Avon won the event.

Individually, Clay Guenin (190) went 5-0 and Tristen Lanum (215) and Jett McGuire (120) finished 4-1.

Silas Frye (175) and Brayden Flener (285) each won three matches.

Braeden Ayres, Hayden Tomey, J.J. Harlow, Cade Zuber, Nathan Miller and Mason Thompson all won twice.

Girls swimming

G-C girls finish fifth at HOF Classic

Greenfield-Central’s girls swimming and diving team placed in multiple events and finished fifth at Saturday’s Hall of Fame Classic held at Center Grove High School.

The Cougars scored 354 points.

G-C got third-place finishes from Taylor Parsons (200-yard butterfly), Alyssa Osborn (400 IM), the 200 freestyle relay team of Rachel Stutz, Selah Vahle, Cece Johnson and Osborn and the mixed 250 freestyle relay team of Tyler Mullen, Johnson, Osborn and Aiden Michael.

The 400 free relay team of Stutz, Johnson, Vahle and Osborn placed fourth.

Johnson was fourth and Katie Jennings placed eighth in the 1000 freestyle. Johnson was sixth and Stutz placed seventh in the 200 free. Osborn was fifth in the 200 breaststroke. Parsons added a sixth-place finish in the 200 backstroke.

Avery Davis and Kersey Hudson were seventh and eighth, respectively, in the diving competition.

The team of Caroline Felver, Kaylie Butler, Parsons and Josie Kinnaman placed seventh in the 400 medley relay.

Zionsville won the event with 673.5 points.

Girls wrestling

G-C, New Pal compete at Hildebrandt Invitational

Greenfield-Central’s Kylie Smith-Foster and New Palestine’s Ella Morris won their weight class championships at the Sarah Hildebrandt Invitational at Penn High School in Mishawaka Saturday.

There were 57 teams represented in the tournament. Smith-Foster won the 110B class and Morris won at 145B.

Additionally for Greenfield-Central, Asia Brown was second (105), Jasmine Camacho (155B) and Ella Harpold (170A) placed third. Anne Johnson (125A) and Keely Allen (235B) were seventh.

New Palestine added third-place finishes from Olivia Lemus (125A) and June Wagner-Gilbert (135A). Madisyn Covington (140B) was fourth and Ezra Wagner (130A) finished fifth.

For Greenfield-Central, in a dual meet at Franklin Central last Thursday, winners for the team included, Bowen (105, fall), Smith-Foster (115, 6-1 decision), Camacho (155, fall), Harpold (170, fall), and Allen (Hwt., forfeit).

Boys swimming

Cougar swimmers finish 8th

Scoring 114 points, Greenfield-Central’s boys swimming and diving team finished eighth at the Hall of Fame Classic held at Center Grove High School Saturday.

G-C’s Gabe Hall won the diving competition.

Center Grove won the event with 546.5 points.