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Penley, Morris, Vincz, Coleman honorable mention All-State
March 23, 2012By Andrew Smith of Hancock County Sports
Josh Penley was named honorable mention All-State by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.
A 6-foot-4 senior, Penley averaged 11.7 points per game and was among New Palestine's leaders in rebounds, assists and steals. He helped lead the Dragons to a 17-7 record and their third sectional title in four years -- he is the only player in NP history to be part of the varsity for three sectional championships.
For Penley, it's the second sport he has received statewide mention in, as he was also a consensus All-State football player in the fall.
He was the lone county senior named honorable mention All-State, but three underclassmen also received recognition on the IBCA underclass honorable mention team.
NP junior Michael Morris led the Dragons in scoring at 16 ppg, and was one of the Hoosier Heritage Conference's top 3-point and free throw shooters. Eastern Hancock junior Victor Vincz was the county's leading scorer at 18 ppg, and set the school record with 52 points against Alexandria on Feb. 14. Mt. Vernon sophomore C.J. Coleman helped lead the Marauders to a 13-8 record and scored 16 points per game.