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Friday GBB roundup: Marauders, Royals win

November 16, 2012
Hancock County Sports

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Mt. Vernon 68, Rushville 66: The Marauders improved to 3-0 on the year with a road victory at Rushville.

It was the second-ranked Marauders' 21st consecutive Hoosier Heritage Conference victory. MV next plays Wednesday at home against Hamilton Heights. The MV-HH game was originally scheduled for Nov. 24, but moved due to HH's participation in the football State Finals.

Eastern Hancock 48, Franklin County 42: The Royals improved to 2-1 on the season with a victory over Franklin County Friday night.

The Royals outscored Franklin County 15-9 in the fourth quarter to break a 33-all tie.

Kiersten Schrope and Hannah Best had 12 points each to lead the Royals. Schrope added six boards and five steals.

Peyton Neisler had seven points, two blocks and seven rebounds. Kristen Eischen had five points and seven boards. Alora Marshall also had seven boards and four steals.

"There were solid contributions from all 10 players, as each one led (us) to victory," EH coach Jeremy Powers said.

EH next plays Nov. 24 at Indian Creek in the Royals' Mid-Hoosier Conference opener. It will be the first half of a boy/girl doubleheader.

Pendleton Heights 67, Greenfield-Central 48: The Cougars dropped their HHC opener on Friday night.

PH broke the game open by outscoring G-C 14-10 in the third quarter to take a 48-38 lead going into the fourth, and then outscoring the Cougars 19-10 in the fourth.

Shelby Oldham led G-C with 13 points. Regan Lewis had 10 points, Sara Jones nine, Shelby Davis seven and Savannah Giorlami six.

G-C is now 1-3. The Cougars next play Nov. 24 at home against Marion.

PH won the JV game 29-24. Jackie Landuyt led the Cougars with six points.

Schedule changes: Due to Hamilton Heights' participation in the football State Finals, the Mt. Vernon basketball games against the Huskies have been moved. The girls game will be played at 6/7:30 p.m. Nov. 21. The boys game will be at 6/7:30 p.m. Jan. 5.

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