Daily Reporter staff reports
WESTFIELD — The Mt. Vernon boys basketball team won its second in three games with a 65-59 victory against host Westfield on Tuesday night.
The Marauders jumped out to a 16-9 lead after the first quarter before building a 30-23 advantage by halftime.
Outscored 36-35 in the second half, the Marauders held on to improve their season record to 12-9.
Mt. Vernon buried a collective 14 3-pointers during its road win led by Damari Gatewood with 19 points. Brandon Bell and Cade Gentry both finished with 14 points apiece. Keith Rupert had 11 points. Peyton Meadors added four, followed by Tyler Bostic with three.
The Marauders close out the regular season Friday at Yorktown for a Hoosier Heritage Conference meeting at 7:30 p.m.
HHC girls hoops honors announced
The Hoosier Heritage Conference announced it’s all-conference team for girls basketball Tuesday.
A total of seven Hancock County players were elected to the All-HHC team, including three from the sectional championship New Palestine Dragons starting lineup.
Dragons juniors Leah Seib, Megan Jolly and Haley Harrison were each named to the All-HHC team.
Greenfield-Central’s Hannah Farrell, a sophomore, and Kate Real, a junior, were both elected all-conference. Mt. Vernon’s Sophie Williams, a senior, and Sydnee Perry, a sophomore, were both named All-HHC.
Honorable mentions went to Greenfield-Central’s Brittany Wheeler and Jessica Farrell, Mt. Vernon’s Mary Fleming and Lexi Shelton, and New Palestine’s Tatum Biddle and Katie Herron.
Pendleton Heights’ Chad Cook was named HHC Coach of the Year and had two Arabians named to the All-HHC team in Lauren Landes and Kailyn Graham.