Haley Harrison’s shot with six seconds left lifted the New Palestine girls basketball team to a 41-40 victory over Yorktown Saturday afternoon.
The game was a back-and-forth affair throughout, with Yorktown taking a 40-39 lead in the final two minutes. It held until Harrison’s shot. NP then had a defensive stand on Yorktown’s final possession to seal the victory.
The Dragons are now 10-1 on the season and 5-1 in HHC play. NP is in a first-place tie with Pendleton Heights.
The Dragons’ frontline was strong, as Katie Herron scored a season-high 13 points and Leah Seib 11. Harrison added seven. Emily Newcomb added five points, Megan Jolly three and Tatum Biddle two.
Harrison scored five points in the first quarter, as she and Jolly each hit early 3-pointers, as the Dragons trailed 12-11 after one. Seib and Herron combined for nine of the Dragons’ 12 points in the second quarter, leaving the teams tied 23-23 at halftime. Elizabeth Reece hit two of her four 3-pointers in the quarter for Yorktown. She finished with 16 points to lead the Tigers, who hit seven 3-pointers in the game.
The teams remained tied after three at 34-34, before NP held Yorktown to six fourth-quarter points.
Herron had a key three-point play and Seib hit two free throws in the fourth quarter to set the stage for the game-winning basket. Seib was 7-of-8 from the line, and the Dragons were 12-for-16 as a team.
The Dragon JV also won 48-29.
The Dragons are next in action Friday at Whiteland, with a 6 p.m. JV tip and the varsity playing at 7:30 p.m.