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Tuesday county wrap: GBB teams successful
January 15, 2013Hancock County Sports
New Palestine 43, Beech Grove 36: The Dragons scored the game's final eight points to beat the Hornets and score their first road victory of the season.
Haley Stratman's 3-pointer out of the corner with 3:30 left gave the Dragons the lead for good at 38-36, and NP never allowed another point. After forcing a stop, Carly Hackler hit a free throw to make it a three-point game, but Stratman rebounded the missed second shot, leading to Emma Laughlin hitting two more to make it a 5-point edge. BG was unable to score on five straight possessions in the final two minutes, and Natalie Kehrt salted the game away with two more free throws.
NP was led by Stratman's 16 points, including 4-of-9 from 3-point range. It was her second-highest point total of the season. She had three boards and two steals. Laughlin had a career-high 13 points on 4-of-10 from the floor and 5-of-7 from the line. She also had two assists, four rebounds and two steals. Kehrt had nine points, hitting all seven of her free throw attempts, to go along with three boards. Katlyn Keele added a team-high six rebounds and two assists. Gia Nitschke had four boards and five steals. Hackler also had two assists and four rebounds.
BG was led by 15 points from Lizzie Giller.
New Palestine is now 3-13 on the season and hosts Rushville Saturday afternoon.
Greenfield-Central 49, Muncie Central 47: The Cougars rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to beat Muncie Central.
Savannah Hart had 14 points and Shelby Oldham 12 for the Cougars. Shelby Davis added eight points.
G-C trailed 31-23 at the half after being outscored 21-9 in the second quarter. But the Cougars rallied to cut the deficit to 38-36 after three and took the victory.
After their third straight victory, the Cougars are 7-9. They travel to Mt. Vernon Friday for a game broadcast by HancockCountySports.com.
Mt. Vernon 70, Guerin Catholic 45: The Marauders improved to 13-3 on the season with a road victory over a potential sectional opponent.
MV got 26 points from Rachel Houck in the victory and another 20-point night from Sydney Shelton.
The Marauders next play Friday at home against Greenfield-Central. A victory would clinch a third straight HHC title for MV. Listen live at HancockCountySports.com.
Cougars sweep LC: Greenfield-Central swept Lawrence Central Tuesday night.
The G-C boys won 121-64. Winners for the Cougars were Bailey Willoughby in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, Patrick Stutz in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, Cody Wilburn in the 200 freestyle, Drew Logan in the 100 freestyle, Spencer Young in the 500 freestyle and the 400 free relay of Logan, Jared Tomer, Luke Hemminger-Jones and Wilburn.
"We posted some great times from a lot of the guys who did not participate in conference which is great to see that momentum carried over to the whole team," G-C coach Mark Logan said.
The G-C girls won 113-65. Winners were Taylor Johnson in the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle, Carly Fernandes in the 100 backstroke and 50 freestyle, Taylor Cermak in the 100 backstroke, the 200 medley relay team of Fernandes, Olivia Stirn, Johnson and Cermak, and the 400 free relay team of Johnson, Hannah Reynolds, Cermak and Fernandes.
G-C next competes Thursday at home against Shelbyville. It will be the Cougars' Senior Night.