GREENFIELD — Whether it was a second-quarter slam dunk or a few nifty plays by the reserve unit during fourth-quarter mop-up time, the Mt. Vernon boys basketball team thoroughly enjoyed its 60-32 win over Greenfield-Central Friday.
Less than three minutes into the Hoosier Heritage Conference game, Mt. Vernon had an 8-0 lead, crashing the boards and using quick outlet passes to beat the G-C defense down the court.
With the Cougars (1-10, 0-3 HHC) trailing 16-11, Mt. Vernon closed the first half on a 15-0 run, highlighted by a Erick Shepherd dunk courtesy of an alley-oop pass from Miles Wayer that brought the MV bench to its towel-waving feet.
“I think we’re at our best when we’re flying around and playing fast and aggressively,” said first-year MV coach Travis Daugherty, who picked up his initial Hoosier Heritage Conference victory. “It’s fun for the guys to play that way, and it’s fun to coach when the guys play that way. And it was fun to see us come out with that mindset and really attack tonight from the beginning.
“We really wanted to come out and play with high energy and intensity from the very beginning tonight.”