Point guard scores career-high 28 in season-opening win

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FORTVILLE — Top of the key three. Floater in the lane. Elbow jumper. Transition lay-up.

CJ Coleman had it all working Tuesday night. The junior point guard scored a career-high 28 points to pace 3A No. 10 Mt. Vernon to a 57-44 season-opening victory over visiting Whiteland Tuesday night.

Stephen Turner added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Marauders, who recorded 11 assists on 18 made shots and converted 17 of 18 free-throw attempts.

“It was an opener. There are a lot of things to work on,” MV coach Steve Lynch said. “I thought our energy was really good. The group we have, they understand how to compete. It was encouraging. I thought we did a nice job.”

MV never trailed against the Warriors, jumping out to a 9-2 lead. The Marauders — who were sporting new uniforms — led 11-7 after the first quarter.

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