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Tuesday wrap: NP GBB falls, G-C swim competes vs. CG

January 9, 2013
Hancock County Sports

Girls basketball

Greenwood 75, New Palestine 20: The Woodmen -- ranked just outside the 4A Top 10 -- showed why in a strong offensive and defensive performance. 

Greenwood shot 23-of-46 from the floor, 20-of-27 from the line and committed just five turnovers in the victory.

Kelsie Ratliff led the Woodmen with 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting to go along with six steals. Deauna Evans had 16 points to lead four players from Greenwood in double-figures.

NP was led by Natalie Kehrt's six points and five from Haley Stratman. Kehrt and Katlyn Keele had four rebounds each. Gia Nitschke had three assists.

It was the most points allowed by a New Palestine team in a regulation game since Jan. 30, 2002.

NP (2-12) next plays Thursday at 2A No. 5 Triton Central.

Greenwood is now 12-3 on the season. It was the 100th career victory for Greenwood coach Debbie Guckenberger.


Trojans sweep G-C: Greenfield-Central had several strong swims in a pair of dual-meet losses to Center Grove.

The G-C boys fell 100-68. Patrick Stutz was a two-event winner, in the 100 freestyle and joining Drew Logan, Cody Wilburn and Bailey Willoughby on teh 400 free relay. Noah Graber also won diving.

The G-C girls fell 111-65. Carly Fernades won the 200 IM and 500 freestyle. Taylor Johnson won the 50 freestyle.

G-C next competes Saturday in the HHC meet at New Palestine.


Dragons win opener: The New Palestine gymnastics team won its season opener Tuesday at Connesrville, tallying 102.95 points to beat New Castle (93.75) and Connersville (93.65).

NP had the top four finishers in the all-around competition. Kaytlin Fee was first on floor (8.575) and second on vault (9.15), bars (8.45) and beam (8.75) to win the all-around (34.925). Kenzi Hoffman led the Dragons, finishing first on vault (9.2) and beam (9.05), third on bars (8.4) and fourth on floor (7.65). She was second in the all-around (34.325). Shelly Huesman was third in all-around (32.45), winning the bars (8.9) and finishing fourth on beam (7.825) and sixth on vault (8.35). Annabelle Dockins was fourth on all-around (31.825). She was third on floor (8.05) and beam (7.925). Kylie Zehner was second on floor (8.15). Ciarra Hough was fifth on floor (7.5).

The Dragons open their home schedule at 6 p.m. Thursday against Shelbyville at New Palestine Elementary.

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