MUNCIE — Mt. Vernon’s girls basketball squad clinched a third straight perfect run through the Hoosier Heritage Conference Saturday night in bold face, italics, an underline and with several exclamation marks.
The Marauders did it with smart offensive decisions and stifling defense that have been hallmarks of Julie Shelton-coached teams for 15 seasons. And the 49-11 beatdown MV put on Delta was just one of many along the way.
Class 3A No. 7 MV (16-3, 7-0 HHC) allowed the Eagles (4-14, 1-6 HHC) two points in each of the first three quarters and only two field goals the whole game.
And the Marauders, again without highly-recruited junior center Erica Moore (knee injury), got a great all-around game from freshman guard Sydney Shelton and plenty of help from her teammates, who swarmed Delta into submission early.
“I thought we had a pretty good game pressure-wise,” MV coach Julie Shelton said. “And it was a good thing because we struggled some offensively.”