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GBB: Dragon D comes up big vs. Guerin

January 13, 2014
By Andrew Smith of New Palestine High School

The Dragons' defense came up big in a 35-31 victory over Guerin Catholic Saturday evening.

New Palestine held Guerin to 24 percent shooting -- including 15 percent (3-19) in the second half -- en route to the come-from-behind victory.

The Dragons outscored the Golden Eagles 11-4 in the final quarter, holding Guerin off the scoreboard from the field until the game's final minute, when a 3-pointer cut the lead to 34-30.

Natalie Kehrt led the Dragons with 10 points. She also had five rebounds and two steals. Katlyn Keele added nine points and nine rebounds, just missing a double-double. Raegan McMurray and Haley Stratman had six points each. McMurray also had four rebounds and three steals. STratman had three boards and a steal. Gia Nitschke and Emma Laughlin had two points each. Laughlin also had two assists and three boards.

The Dragons are now 5-7 on the season. They begin a busy week Tueday at home against Perry Meridian in a make-up game. They then host Triton Central on Thursday before traveling to Whiteland for a Saturday noon JV tipoff.

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