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Saturday county roundup: MV hoops teams win, G-C's Farrell sets record
December 10, 2012Hancock County Sports
Mt. Vernon 48, New Castle 39: The Marauders used a strong early run and some hot second-half shooting to beat New Castle at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
MV went on an 11-2 run in the first and second quarters to build an early six-point lead, and held New Castle to just 11 first-half points – including 4-of-15 from the floor.
Guard C.J. Coleman scored nine of his 16 points in that 11-2 run. He also had four rebounds to lead the Marauders, and was our McCordsville Family Dentistry Player of the Game.
Anthony Burnett added 12 points. Stephen Turner scored seven second-half points and grabbed six rebounds despite battling foul trouble much of the night.
MV led 16-11 at halftime in a defense-oriented first half, but hit four of its first five shots in the third quarter, leading to a strong offensive second half. The Marauders shot 60 percent from the floor after halftime – 9-of-15 – which allowed them to stave off the Trojans’ 3-point shooting. New Castle hit six 3-pointers in the second half, but shot just 36 percent (15-of-41) for the game.
MV also built a sizable advantage at the foul line, hitting 19-of-29 – including 14-of-22 in the second half. New Castle was just 3-for-5 from the line and didn’t attempt a second-half free throw.
NC was led by Korey Ryan’s 13 points – 11 below his average. Center Kyle Goolsby scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting and also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Steven Bennett scored nine points for the Trojans.
MV, ranked fourth in Class 3A, is now 4-0 on the year heading into a road double-weekend next week – at Shelbyville on Friday and at Mississinewa on Saturday. New Castle is 3-2 and will travel to Muncie Central next Friday.
Mt. Vernon 50, Yorktown 37: The Marauders built an early double-digit lead and cruised to their 23rd consecutive Hoosier Heritage Conference victory.
MV led 29-16 at halftime en route to the road win.
Sydney Shelton scored 15 points to lead the Marauders. Erica Moore added 13 and Shaley Duff nine.
MV is now 6-2 on the year and 3-0 in HHC play. The Marauders next play Thursday at home against New Palestine in a game we’ll broadcast at HancockCountySports.com.
Chatard 77, Greenfield-Central 54: The Cougars fell on the road against a high-scoring Trojan team.
Shelby Oldham led G-C with 17 points. Brooke Bell added nine points, while Emily Koers scored eight and Regan Lewis seven.
Sophomore Anna Logan scored 29 points to lead Chatard. Hannah Gardner added 20.
Chatard led 15-10 after a quarter, but scored 29 points in each the second and third quarters to build a 73-43 lead going into the final eight minutes.
Chatard also won the JV game 43-35.
G-C (2-6) next plays Tuesday at Shelbyville.
G-C’s Farrell sets record at Perry Meridian: The Cougars went 2-1 at the Perry Meridian Invitational, but Josh Farrell’s perfect day was the big story.
Farrell, the Cougars’ 152-pounder, won the 135th match of his career, breaking the school record for individual wins.
Farrell and Austin Rose (170) both went 3-0. Mullins (126), Cameron Nuckols (182) and Tyler Beeson (285) all went 2-1.
G-C fell to Perry Meridian 62-7, but then beat Avon 33-29 and Roncalli 48-27. G-C is now 3-3 on the season.
The Cougar JV wrestling team went 2-2 at the Knightstown Invitational. Brian Flannagan, Jordan Charbeneau and Brayden Varga all went undefeated on the day.
G-C’s varsity next competes Saturday in the New Palestine 6-Way.
Dragons stay perfect: New Palestine’s wrestling team stayed perfect on the year, winning its third straight invitational Saturday at Columbus North to improve the team record to 16-0.
The No. 9 Dragons beat Madison 54-13, Brown County 80-0, Columbus North 59-15, Edgewood 60-9 and Yorktown 66-15.
Going 5-0 on the day for NP were C.J. Red, Rylan McCarty, Taylor Fee, Gordon Wagner, Robbie Elsea, Tommy Cash and Willie Bryan. Brian Wagner and Andrew Yazel each won four matches.
The Dragons host Cathedral on Wednesday, then host the New Palestine 6-way next Saturday.
New Palestine wins East Central Relays: The New Palestine swim teams combined to win the East Central Relays on Saturday.
NP's combined teams tallied 143 points, beating Greenwood by 31 points and Connersville by 32.
The Dragon girls won their half of the six-team event with 84 points, besting Greenwood (64), Connersville (51), East Central and Greensburg (37 each) and Centerville (22). The NP boys finished third with 59 points, a shade behind East Central (70) and Connersville (60).
NP's girls had six first-place finishes: the 200 medley relay of Lily Horn, Addison Virt, Claire Hornsby and Rachel Wineman; the 100 free relay of Erin Trimpe, Wineman, Katie Mustard and Kenzie Wells; the 400 medley relay of Mustard, Megan Prosser and Claire Hornsby; the 1000 free relay of Erin Trimpe and Emily Trimpe, the 150 butterfly relay of Virt, Emily Trimpe and Hornsby, and the 150 breaststroke relay of Erin Trimpe, Emily Trimpe and Virt.
The Dragon boys had two first-place finishes: from Luke Steigerwalt, Grant Gish and Jake Mitchell in the 150 backstroke relay, and Gish, Chris Dodd, Steigerwalt and Todd Horn in the 200 medley relay. The Dragons had three runners-up: the 375 crescendo relay of Will Coleman, Wes Virt, Wil Mitchell and Parker Horn; the 150 butterfly relay of Gish, Steigerwalt and Kelley Murphy; and the 200 free relay of Todd Horn, WIl Mitchell, Jake Mitchell and Conner Page.
NP coach Steve Maxwell cited the strong splits of Mustard's 200 IM in the 400 medley relay, the 500 freestyles swam by both Erin and Emily Trimpe in their winning 1000 medley relay, Faith Stirm's 200 freestyle in the 375 crescendo relay -- in which NP placed third -- Hornsby's 50 butterfly in the 150 fly relay, Mallory Horn's 50 free in the 200 free relay, Lily Horn, Grace Hornsby and Megan Prosser each in the 150 backstroke relay, which finished third, and the three winners of Erin Trimpe, Emily Trimpe and Virt in the winning 150 breaststroke relay. On the boys side, he cited the 200 IM split of Wes Virt in the 400 medley relay, the entire second-place 150 butterfly relay of Gish, Murphy and Steigerwalt; Gish's 50 backstroke in the winning 150 back relay; Wes Virt and Dodd's splits in the 150 breaststroke relay; and Parker Horn's split in the 400 freestyle relay.
NP travels to Eastern Hancock on Tuesday, then hosts Mt. Vernon on Thursday.
Mt. Vernon wins Hamilton Heights Invitational: The Mt. Vernon boys and girls swim teams were victorious in the Hamilton Heights Invitational, the first-ever titles in that event for the Marauders.