FORTVILLE—With just six days passing since their last meeting, Friday night’s boys basketball game between host Mt. Vernon and Greenfield-Central seemed like it would be predictable.
Last Saturday, the Class 3A No. 2 Marauders routed the 4A Cougars 51-20 to win the Hancock County Tournament.
G-C, however, made things more difficult for MV the second time around. The Cougars started out hot Friday, making 7-of-11 3-pointers in the first half, and led 25-23 at the break.
But the Marauders outscored G-C 25-3 in the third quarter en route to cruising to a 62-49 win against the Cougars in the Hoosier Heritage Conference game.
With the win, MV’s record remains perfect at 9-0 (3-0 HHC). And G-C falls to 1-8 (0-3 HHC) on the season.
Despite the third-quarter dominance, Marauders coach Steve Lynch said he felt his team was fortunate to beat the Cougars.
“I don’t think our performance was very good,” Lynch said. “I thought last week, we gave (G-C) some of the same looks, and they didn’t make them. Tonight, they shot the ball well. They did a great job.
“The way we play, we can’t give teams that shoot the ball well good looks like that.”