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Saturday hoops roundup: MV boys beat HH; G-C girls win/MV falls

January 5, 2013
Hancock County Sports

Boys basketball

Mt. Vernon 56, Hamilton Heights 47: Stephen Turner scored 21 points -- many in a first-half scoring binge that saw the Marauders build a double-digit lead -- to boost MV to its 10th consecutive victory.

Turner scored 13 of his points in the first half, in which MV build a 30-17 lead at the break. The Marauders led 13-10 after a quarter, then started the second with a 14-1 run that put them up 27-11.

C.J. Coleman scored 19 points, with 10 coming in the second half. He had six key points down the stretch -- two free throws and a running shot in the lane -- to take what had been a five-point Marauder lead and push it to 11 in an 8-2 run.

Anthony Burnett had seven and Dan Werner six for MV.

HH was led by Alex Etherington's 21 points. He scored many in the fourth quarter, including back-to-back 3s to cut the deficit to single digits. He was the lone Husky in double figures, as sharpshooter Grant Weatherford was limited to seven points due to foul trouble.

3A No. 2 MV is now 10-0 on the year. HH falls to 5-3. The Marauders next compete in an HHC match Friday at Rushville, then host Howe on Saturday.

Girls basketball

Noblesville 69, Mt. Vernon 64: Sydney Shelton scored 31 points to lead Mt. Vernon, but the Marauders dropped a close decision to Noblesville on Saturday afternoon.

Shelton knocked down five 3-pointers for the Marauders, who were playing without standout center Erica Moore due to injury.

Shelton had 17 first-half points, but MV trailed 21-16 after a quarter and 37-32 at the break. Jessica Bergman had 21 points to lead Noblesville.

The Marauders saw a six-game win streak snapped and are now 11-3 on the season. They will next play next Saturday, Jan. 12 at Shelbyville.

Greenfield-Central 58, Delta 22: The Cougars had their best defensive performance of the year and won their second straight game, this time over Delta.

G-C led 23-4 after a quarter and then used a 23-0 third quarter to put things away -- taking a 52-16 lead going into the fourth.

Sara Jones led the Cougars with 12 points. Shelby Davis and Regan Lewis scored nine each. Shelby Oldham had six.

Mackenzie Roe led Delta with nine points.

G-C is now 5-9 overall and 3-2 in HHC play.

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