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Saturday GBB wrap: Royals, Marauders win

November 13, 2012
Hancock County Sports

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Eastern Hancock 83, Muncie South 32: The Royals emphatically moved to 1-1 on the season with a blowout win over Muncie South. It was the Royals' biggest offensive day since 2004 in the victory. 

EH led 22-6 after a quarter, 47-14 at the half and scored 26 more in the third to lead 73-22 after three. 

Peyton Neisler hit 6-of-8 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line to score a game-high 16 points for EH. Hannah Best added 13 points and six rebounds to go along with four assists and three steals. Kristen Eischen had 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting and 10 rebounds to collect a double-double. Kiersten Schrope had nine points and seven assists. Lauren Harmon also had nine points and seven boards. Skyler Overleese had eight points. Kaytlin Eastes had six points, two blocks and five rebounds. Shelby Mourey added four steals. 

EH is now 1-1 on the season. The Royals next play Friday at home against Franklin County. 

Mt. Vernon 47, Connersville 38: The Marauders won their season opener, knocking off a solid Connersville team at home. 

Erica Moore had 17 points, Sydney Shelton 16 points and Olivia Coleman seven for the Marauders.

MV broke the game open by outscoring the Spartans 16-4 in the third quarter, to take a 37-25 lead going into the final period.

MV will host Lawrence Central on Tuesday with a 7:30 p.m. varsity tipoff. The webcast will be here at HancockCountySports.com. 

Franklin 52, Greenfield-Central 41: The Grizzly Cubs handed the Cougars their first loss of the season. 

G-C is now 1-1 on the year. The Cougars host New Castle Tuesday. 

Whiteland 56, New Palestine 19: The young Dragons dropped their opener to Whiteland, as the Warriors broke things open by outscoring NP 23-4 in the second quarter and had four players in double figures. Sophomore Emma Laughlin led NP with eight points and four steals. Freshman Haley Stratman had four points and seven rebounds. Freshman Carly Hackler had two assists, a blocked shot and three rebounds, as well. NP also dropped the JV contest 37-17, despite seven points from freshman Arin Walke. 

The Dragons are 0-1 on the year and visit Franklin Central Tuesday. 

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