Marauders head to postseason 19-1

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FORTVILLE — For the second time this week, Class 3A-No. 2 Mt. Vernon spotted an opponent an early lead at home Friday night.

And like they did Tuesday against Westfield, the Marauders ran off and hid from Yorktown.

MV trailed the Tigers by six early but recovered to hold them to a single point in the second period while scoring 17 themselves. That turned out to be the difference, as the Marauders belted the Tigers 50-37 on MV’s senior night.

The Marauders (19-1) closed out 6-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference, good for second place behind New Palestine, which handed MV its only loss eight days ago.

As he has throughout his career, CJ Coleman was the offensive spark for the Marauders with a game-high 20 points.  The junior guard ran off 10 unanswered points himself during MV’s second-quarter burst in which it broke a 16-all tie and scored the last 13 points.

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