Basketball (Girls V) New Palestine High School

Blum scores 36 in girls basketball loss.

By Andrew Smith | Nov 16, 2023 9:53 PM

Allie Blum tied the second-highest single-game total in New Palestine girls basketball history Thursday, but the Dragons dropped an 84-57 decision to Warren Central. Blum scored 36 points, tying Sarah Haynes' mark set in 1993 for the most points in a regulation game. It is the second-highest total in school history, as Isabella Gizzi is the only Dragon to score more in a game, as she tallied 40 in 2021. Blum hit 10 field goals, including four 3-pointers. She was 12-of-15 from the line. Blum tallied eight points in the first quarter and Kendra Moore added four on a quartet of free throws, but the Dragons struggled defensively and trailed 26-14. Blum added 12 of the Dragons' 14 second-quarter points to give her 20 for the first half, hitting two 3-pointers. However, the Dragons trailed 42-28 at the break. In the third quarter, Blum added 11 of the Dragons' 14 points - with Moore's 3-pointer adding to the scoring total, as NP trailed 59-42 going into the final frame. Blum tallied five in the fourth quarter, while four other players scored two each. Moore added seven points for the Dragons. Natalie Sevier scored four, as did Kylee Beranek off the bench. Sadey Hughbanks, Kenna Tweedy and McKenzie Hacker scored two points each. The Dragons (2-3) are next in action Tuesday at Rushville.