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Tueday county wrap: G-C, EH girls teams win

December 12, 2012
Hancock County Sports

Girls basketball

Eastern Hancock 56, Lapel 47: The Royals knocked Lapel from the ranks of the unbeaten with a home victory Tuesday night. 

Lapel entered the game ranked No. 10 in Class 2A, but the Royals got a hot start, jumping out to a 20-12 lead after a quarter and extending it to 34-25 by halftime.

Kiersten Schrope had a big all-around game with 19 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and seven steals. Kristen Eischen also was in double-figures with 14 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Hannah Best added eight points and three assists.

EH is now 6-3 on the season, while Lapel fell to 6-1. The Royals next play Friday in a boys/girls doubleheader at Knightstown, with tipoff at 6 p.m. The broadcast at HancockCountySports.com begins at 5:45 p.m.

Greenfield-Central 63, Shelbyville 41: The Cougars won their second straight HHC game, placing three players in double-figures. G-C used a strong start -- jumping out to an 18-8 lead after a quarter -- and gradually pulled away in the second half. G-C outscored Shelbyville 20-14 in the third quarter and 13-5 in the fourth to ice the game.

Sara Jones led G-C with 12 points. Regan Lewis had 11 and Shelby Davis 10 to give the Cougars three double-figure scorers. Brooke Bell had seven points. Taylor Pierce led three Golden Bears in double figures with 14 points.

G-C is now 3-6 on the year and 2-2 in HHC play. The Cougars next play Tuesday at Connersville.


Dragons sweep Royals: New Palestine swept Eastern Hancock in a dual meet.

NP won the boys event 120-45, and the girls event 112-47.

Winners for the NP boys were Todd Horn in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, Chris Dodd in the 200 freestyle, Jake Mitchell in the 100 freestyle, Wil Mitchell in the 500 freestyle, Wes Virt in the 100 backstroke, the 200 free relay of Parker Horn, Wes Virt, Matt Taylor-Smith and Todd Horn, the 200 medley relay of Jake Mitchell, Luke Reed, Dodd and Will Coleman, and the 400 free relay team of Jake Mitchell, Parker Horn, Cord Baird and Virt.

NP got individual second-places from Parker Horn in the 200 freestyle, Kelley Murphy in the 200 IM, Jake Mitchell in the 50 freestyle, Dodd in the 100 butterfly, Baird in the 100 freestyle and Will Coleman in the 500 freestyle.

EH winners were Sam Carlton in the 50 freestyle and Deven Grose in the 100 butterfly.Carlton was second in the 100 backstroke, Bryce Burkhart second in the 100 breaststroke.

In the girls meet, NP winners were Rose Aldrett in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, Faith Stirm in the 200 IM, Tricia Roberson in the 100 butterfly, Grace Hornsby in the 100 backstroke, Natalie Berea in the 100 breaststroke, the 200 medley realy team of Grace Hornsby, Berea, Mallory Horn and Alex Jacobs, the 200 free relay of Hornsby, Jacobs, Horn and Stirm, and the 400 free relay of Hornsby, Stirm, Horn and Roberson. Individual runners-up for the Dragons were Shannon Jones in the 200 free, Berea in the 200 IM, Jacobs in the 50 free, Kenzie Wells in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke, Horn in the 100 free and Jessica Mawhorr in the 100 breaststroke.

Winners for the EH girls were Bekah Dickmander in the 50 freestyle and Sarah Henderson in the 100 freestyle. The Royals got a second-place finish from Amanda Dickmander in the 500 freestyle.

NP coach Steve Maxwell also cited strong swims of Rebecca Digney in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly, as well as the swims of Aldrett's double wins, Todd Horn and Murphy leading a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 IM, Dodd in the 200 free, Roberson in winning the 100 butterfly, Berea in the 100 breaststroke and Wes Virt in the 100 backstroke.

NP next competes Thurday at home against Mt. Vernon.

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