Girls Junior Varsity Basketball, Girls Varsity Basketball · GBB rally falls short against Greenwood

The New Palestine girls basketball team rallied back from a 16-point second-half deficit Tuesday night, but Greenwood was able to stave off the comeback and beat the Dragons 57-51 in NP’s home opener.

The Dragons went on a 15-6 spurt in the third quarter to turn what was a 35-19 deficit into a 41-34 one, keyed by strong defense and six points from Leah Seib, five points – including a 3-pointer – from Megan Jolly, and baskets by Katie Herron and Emma Grable. In the fourth, Herron and Harrison made bak-to-back baskets to cut the deficit to six in the final three minutes, but NP could get no closer.

Two Dragons had double-doubles – Seib tallied 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting and 5-of-8 from the free throw line. She also had 13 rebounds, two assists, a block and two steals. Grable had 10 points, 10 rebounds and a team-high four steals. Katie Herron also tallied 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting, and added six rebounds and two steals. Megan Jolly added six points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals, and Haley Harrison had four points, four assists and a steal. Jordan Reid added five rebounds, three assists and three steals.

The Dragons are now 1-1 on the season. They are next in action Saturday against Southport with a 6 p.m. JV start.

The Dragon JV won 34-28 behind 10 points from Tatum Biddle and six from Claire Cherry.

Emma Grable had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the Dragons’ contest against Greenwood. She also had four steals
Leah Seib had 18 points, 13 rebounds and two steals in the Dragons’ loss to Greenwood, her first career double-double.
Sophomore Katie Herron had 13 points in the Dragons' game against Greenwood, one of three players in double figures.
Sophomore Katie Herron had 13 points in the Dragons’ game against Greenwood, one of three players in double figures.