Prep sports roundup
Marauders push win streak to eight
The Mt. Vernon boys basketball team tacked on another victory Saturday afternoon, beating Noblesville (10-7) on the road with ease 45-30.
James McCloud paced the Class 4A Marauders’ steady offensive attack, scoring a team-high 13 points.
Miles Wayer added 11 points while Michael Thompson chipped in nine points. Michael Ertel and Erick Shepherd each finished with six points apiece.
The Marauders opened the game with a 14-9 lead and carried a 10-point advantage into halftime.
From there Mt. Vernon never lost sight of their eighth consecutive victory as coach Travis Daugherty’s squad outscored the 4A Millers 24-19 through the final 16 minutes.
The Marauders improved to 16-2 on the season and are riding their longest winning streak since the 2012-13 campaign when the team won 17 straight.
Up next for the Marauders is a road contest against 4A No. 10 Lawrence Central (14-5) and McDonald’s All-American Kyle Guy, a Virginia signee. The two teams will clash this Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Greenfield-Central claims sixth straight
Greenfield-Central extended its winning streak to six in a row with a 59-55 win against Greenwood on Saturday.
Using a 24-point fourth quarter, coach Michael Lewis’ Class 4A Cougars charged back to hand the 4A Woodmen their second loss in seven games.
Greenfield-Central hasn’t lost since hosting Hoosier Heritage Conference rival New Castle, 57-55, on Jan. 15.
Tate Hall scored a team-high 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help secure the come-from-behind victory. He also had four assists.
Chandler Bean contributed a crucial 10 points and four assists for the Cougars, who initiated their rally in the second half after trailing 40-35 through three quarters.
Greenfield-Central improved to 15-4 on the season with only four regular-season games remaining on the schedule.
The Cougars return to action at 7:30 p.m. Thursday when they host Class 2A Knightstown.
Royals defeated by top-ranked Bulldogs
The Eastern Hancock Royals suffered their third loss in four games as they fell to No. 1 Class 2A Lapel at home, 75-46, on Saturday.
Addison True led the 2A Royals (5-12) with 18 points on 6 of 13 shooting from the field and was 4 of 6 from 3-point range. A.J. Muegge had eight points and eight rebounds.
The Royals travel to Class A Hauser on Thursday night.