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Marauders' Coleman breaks ankle in loss to Noblesville


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FORTVILLE — Mt. Vernon’s first season as a 4A boys basketball team has been filled with new experiences. Saturday night’s lesson was painful, but Marauders coach Travis Daugherty hopes it will result in value later.

“Tonight was a good night to learn what playing 4A basketball at a high level is all about,” Daugherty said after the 71-51 loss to Noblesville.

It will also serve as a lesson next year that there is life after senior CJ Coleman graduates.

Coleman scored 19 straight points for the Marauders to close within four with 6:48 remaining in the third quarter. But Coleman was fouled during a drive to the basket and injured his ankle. After hitting the two free throws, he left the court with the trainer.

Coleman revealed Monday that his season — and high school career — is over.

“Hurt my ankle Saturday and went to the doc today and it’s broken,” he posted to Twitter. “I have surgery Friday.”

Minus their go-to player Saturday, Mt. Vernon, which started the game with only eight, active varsity players, watched the doors to the gymnasium for Coleman’s return.

Meanwhile, Noblesville started a 16-4 run. When the trainer returned at the 3:08 mark to tell Daugherty that Coleman was not returning, he took a timeout, in part to tell the players Coleman would not be walking through those doors.

“I told them in a moment like this, everyone else needs to raise the level of their play,” Daugherty said. “It’s a great experience for our young players to be in a game like this.”

Trailing 48-32 to start the fourth quarter, Mt. Vernon got outside shooting from freshman Michael Ertel (10 points), drives to the baskets from sophomore Miles Wayer (9-of-11 from the line and 11 points) and three blocked shots from sophomore Michael Thompson.

But their inexperience also led to turnovers and defensive breakdowns.

“(Noblesville is) a tough matchup for us because of their size,” said Daugherty, who had no player taller than 6-foot-3 to challenge Noblesville’s 6-foot-8 Jack Trittipo, 6-4 John Kiser and 6-8 Max Meehan. “We had to give up something on defense to stop them inside. When we executed it just right, we were successful.”

But Millers’ guard Jack Mills picked this night to dismantle the Marauders’ defensive effort with a career high. The 5-10 junior hit six of his nine 3-pointers — most from NBA range — while also knocking down all nine free throws for 31 points. His previous high was 20.

Coleman, who scored 23 of the Marauders’ 28 points before he left, is committed to UNC-Greensboro.

“Thoughts & prayers up for @CJ_Coleman11 tonight,” Daugherty tweeted Monday evening.

Without Coleman, the 7-9 Marauders will feature a lineup without senior or junior on the court at times.

“We’ve got young guys learning, making some positive plays and some mistakes,” Daugherty said Saturday. “We are somewhere in the process of becoming a good team.”

Mt. Vernon travels to Muncie Burris Thursday and visits Lawrence Central Saturday.

 

VARSITY

Noblesville 71, Mt. Vernon 51

NO — Wilson 2-6 0-1 5, Mills 8-11 9-9 31, Saal 0-0 0-0 0, Pegues 1-5 2-2 4, Gentry 0-0 0-0 0, Ginther 0-1 0-0 0, Brewer 0-2 0-0 0, Parker 1-1 0-0 2, Herron 1-5 0-0 2, Trittipo 1-4 6-8 8, Kiser 5-9 0-0 11, Meehan 4-5 0-2 8, Scott 0-1 0-0 0. Totals — 23-50 17-22 71.

MV — Wayer 1-6 9-11 11, Coleman 7-13 5-5 23, Ertel 3-6 2-2 10, Lohman 1-3 0-0 3, McCloud 0-1 0-0 0, Thompson 0-0 1-2 1, Deckard 1-2 0-0 3, Stricker 0-1 0-0 0. Totals — 13-32 17-20 51.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

NO (11-5) 12  17   19  23  —  71

MV (7-9)     9  14    9  19  —  51

Three-pt. field goals: NO 8-19 (Mills 6-9, Wilson 1-4, Kiser 1-2, Herron 0-3, Brewer 0-1), MV 8-13 (Coleman 4-5, Ertel 2-3, Lohman 1-2, Deckard 1-2, Wayer 0-1).

Rebounds: NO 28 (Kiser 6, Pegues 4, Trittipo 4, Meehan 3, Wilson 2, Herron 2, Ginther 1, Parker 1, Team 5), MV 17 (Thompson 4, McCloud 4, Coleman 2, Lohman 2, Stricker 2, Wayer 1, Team 2). Assists: NO 9 (Wilson 3, Pegues 3, Trittipo 1, Kiser 1, Parker 1), MV 3 (Lohman 1, Wayer 1, Coleman 1). Steals: NO 8 (Pegues 3, Wilson 2, Mills 1, Trittipo 1, Kiser 1), MV 3 (Lohman 1, Coleman 1, Ertel 1). Blocks: NO 2 (Trittipo 2), MV 3 (Thompson 3). Totals fouls: NO 16; MV 13. Fouled out: None. Technical foul: Ertel (MV), 2:53 3rd. Turnovers: NO 10; MV 15.

JV

Noblesville 49, Mt. Vernon 33

MV — Powell 3, Forsythe 5, Campbell 7, Hays 12, Franklin 2, Freeman 2, Huff 2.

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