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Tuesday county wrap: MV boys open with win
November 21, 2012Hancock County Sports
Mt. Vernon 57, Whiteland 44: The Marauders opened the season with a resounding 57-44 victory over Whiteland, led by C.J. Coleman's 28 points.
Coleman hit an early 3-pointer as the Marauders staked themselves to early leads of 7-0 and 9-2, and never trailed in the game. He had a nine-point third quarter and a key four-point play in the fourth to quell Whiteland runs.
Coleman hit nine field goals -- three of which were 3-pointers -- and was 7-of-7 from the line.
Stephen Turner also had a big day, with 12 of his 16 points in the first half, including 10 in an 18-10 second quarter that allowed MV to build a twelve-point halftime lead.
MV was also a nearly-perfect 17-of-18 from the line, and hit 18 field goals. Whiteland hit 7 of its 17 field goals from the 3-point arc.
MV led 11-7 after a quarter, 29-17 at the half and 43-36 at the end of three, and pulled away in the fourth.
Whiteland won the JV game 43-28.
MV next plays Nov. 30 at Hamilton Southeastern, a game we'll webcast at HancockCountySports.com. Saturday's scheduled game at Hamilton Heights will be played Jan. 5 due to HH participating in the football State Finals.
Beech Grove 58, Greenfield-Central 43: The Hornets pulled away in the fourth, outscoring G-C 24-12 in the final quarter to win in BG coach Matt English's homecoming at G-C. English played for the Cougars in the 1990s.
Derek Conley had 16 points and Jordan Keener 14 for the Cougars, while Cole Olesky had seven and Grant Wolfe six. Jose Cardenas led BG with 22, while Jordan Sublett had 17.
G-C next plays Saturday against Whiteland.
Westfield 68, New Palestine 27: The Dragons fell to 0-3 on the season with the loss, but tallied a season high in points against No. 10 Westfield on the road Tuesday night.
Haley Stratman led the Dragons with 12 points and five rebounds. Carly Hackler had eight rebounds. Katlyn Keele also had five boards. Emma Laughlin added six points, while Natalie Kehrt scored four.
The Dragons next play Tuesday, Nov. 27 against Arlington.
New Palestine 73, Pike 3: The Dragons opened their season with a convincing victory over the Red Devils. The Dragons, ranked 14th in the state, won 13 of the 14 weight classes.
Dragon victories by fall went to Chad Red (106), Rylan McCarty (113), Taylor Fee (126), Jared Timberman (132), Gordon Wagner (138), Ian Pomfret (160), Brian Wagner (182), Noah Grable (195) and Andrew Yazel (220). Robbie Elsea won a 9-1 major decision.
Red had the fastest fall in 19 seconds.
Greenfield-Central sweeps Franklin Central: G-C's girls won 99-86. The Cougars' Carly Fernandez won the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, and Johnson won the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly. G-C also swept diving's top three spots, led by Fuchs. The 200 free relay of Cermak, Griffin, Smith and Young won, as well as the 400 free relay of Johnson, Smith, Young and Fernandes.
G-C's boys won 96-90, rallying from a deficit after the diving break, in which the Cougars took the top three spots. Winners for G-C were: 200 Free: Logan, Diving: N. Graber, 100 Fly: Cummins, 100 Free: P.Stutz, 500 Free: Logan, 200 Free Relay: P. Stutz, Wilburn, N. Graber, Logan, 100 Breast: P. Stutz
Boys basketball: Eastern Hancock at Centerville, 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys basketball: Jennings County at New Palestine, 6/7:30 p.m. (LIVE WEBCAST)
Girls basketball: Hamilton Heights at Mt. Vernon, 6/7:30 p.m.