MUNCIE — Energy was the key word Mt. Vernon boys basketball coach Steve Lynch used in a postgame interview Saturday night at Delta.
That may be because the Class 3A-No. 1 Marauders brought enough energy to power all of Delta’s school district and beyond.
MV went full bore on the Eagles, registering both its highest point output and largest margin of victory in this so-far-perfect season, 76-37.
Six-foot-6 senior Stephen Turner matched Delta’s first-quarter total of 10 points and went on to a career-high 30, and CJ Coleman added 19 as the Marauders improved to 14-0 and 5-0 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.
“I was very pleased with our hustle and our energy,” Lynch said. “We had a lot of guys get on the floor for loose balls and our energy set the tone early, and we played aggressive on both ends of the floor.”
Much of MV’s offense was made possible by it coming up with 19 steals and also finding open men. Senior Anthony Burnett passed out seven assists and had six steals, while Coleman was credited with five steals and four assists.
“CJ set the tone for us, but we had great contributions from Anthony, Zach Spears, Dan (Werner), Alec (Lohman),” Lynch said. “Our energy level was high and we had very consistent play from a lot of guys (Saturday).”