Shelton, Moore pace Mt. Vernon girls



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INDIANAPOLIS — When Erica Moore picked up her second foul seconds before the first quarter ended, it could’ve been a crippling setback for Mt. Vernon against a physical Western Boone team.

Instead, the Marauders stepped up, and their freshman point guard led the charge.

Sydney Shelton tallied seven points during a 12-3 run to open the second quarter and recorded eight fourth-quarter points as 3A No. 7 Mt. Vernon defeated Western Boone 55-41 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Thursday during the Fieldhouse Challenge.

It was the sixth straight triumph for MV (11-2), which won its fourth consecutive Hancock County Tournament championship Saturday.

Moore, who scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds in the opening frame, registered her second foul with 3.6 seconds left in the opening quarter and sat the entire second period.

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