Girls Varsity Basketball · Girls basketball falls to defending champs

The New Palestine girls basketball team dropped a 62-38 decision Saturday at defending state champion Lawrence North.

Faith Hensel led the Dragons with 10 points. Anna Ackerman added nine, including a pair of 3-pointers. Rachel Kelley, Koryn Marshall and Khloe Patterson scored four each. Isabella Gizzi scored three points, while Grace Marshall and Whitney Miller each tallied two.

The Dragons fell behind 20-4 after a quarter and 44-18 at halftime. LN led 53-27 after three before the Dragons outscored the Wildcats 11-9 in the final period.

The Dragons are now 2-1 on the season. They next play Tuesday at home against Rushville.

The Dragon JV fell 38-36 to move to 1-1 on the year.