Despite a career-high 31 points from Sydney Shelton, the Class 3A No. 7-ranked Mt. Vernon girls basketball team fell Saturday for the first time in six contests, losing 69-64 to Noblesville.
Mt. Vernon played without leading scorer Erica Moore, who sat with a knee injury. Moore was scheduled to have surgery Tuesday to repair her meniscus. MV coach Julie Shelton said Moore would most likely miss the rest of the season, but there’s a slight chance Moore could return for the state tournament.
Shelton added seven rebounds. Rachel Houck had 18 points, six rebounds and four steals.
MV (11-3) trailed 37-32 at the half.
The Marauders (4-0 Hoosier Heritage Conference) are at Shelbyville (2-11, 1-3 HHC) Saturday.
Greenfield-Central 58, Delta 22
The Cougars led 23-4 after the first quarter and never looked back for an easy home HHC victory Saturday.
Sara Jones (12 points), Regan Lewis (nine points) and Shelby Davis (nine points) paced G-C offensively.
The 22 points allowed were the lowest allowed by a Cougar outfit since they limited Cambridge City Lincoln to 21 on Nov. 11, 2011.
The blue and gold is now 5-9 overall and 3-2 in conference play. The Eagles dropped to 2-10 (1-3 HHC). G-C is at Knightstown (9-5) Wednesday.
Dragons claim own invite
New Palestine won its own invitational Saturday, notching four championships and placing 11 wrestlers in the finals.
The Dragons tallied 275.5 points, topping Roncalli (206.5), Martinsville (191.5), East Central (168), Rushville (144), Columbia City (132), Beech Grove (77) and Mt. Vernon (17).
C.J. Red (106) prevailed with a 12-second fall and a pair of technical falls — 16-1 and 15-0, the latter over previously-unbeaten Ethan Bruggeman of Roncalli. Red is ranked No. 1 in the state by IndianaMat.com.
Gordon Wagner triumphed at 138 with a fall, technical fall and a 10-1 majority decision. Robbie Elsea (145) and Brian Wagner (182) also went unbeaten.
Rylan McCarty (113), Taylor Fee (126), Jared Timberman (132), Logan Hunt (152), Nick Brickens (160), Noah Grable (195) and Willie Bryan (285) took second.
The Marauder had a trio of sixth-place finishers in Tatum Franklin (113), Jansen Nicholson (145) and Zach Gradowski (182).
NP is in action again Saturday at the HHC meet at Yorktown. MV hosts Arlington in a dual meet Wednesday.
Cougars go 3-2 at North Central Invite
The Greenfield-Central wrestling team finished 3-2 at the North Central Invitational Saturday, beating Lawrence Central 43-23, North Central 60-21 and Logansport 66-5.
The Cougars lost to Westfield 43-27 and Hamilton Southeastern 45-18.
G-C is at the HHC meet Saturday.
Royals third at Shenandoah
Eastern Hancock was third out of eight teams at the Shenandoah Invitational Saturday. In the opening round, EH lost to Elwood 34-10. The Royals then beat Howe 36-33 and Manual 48-6 to earn a spot in the third-place match.
EH then topped Tri, with the deciding victory coming from Garrett Janes at 126.
Nathan Kell (138) and Hunter Knopp (170) were undefeated for the Royals.
Mt. Vernon 56, Hamilton Heights 47
The Mt. Vernon boys basketball team improved to 10-0 Saturday by defeating Hamilton Heights 56-47.
Ranked No. 2 in Class 3A, the Marauders limited to the visiting Huskies to 17 first-half points. MV has now held 12 straight opponents to 50 points or less.
Stephen Turner scored 21 points to lead the black and gold. CJ Coleman added 19 points.
Alex Etherington poured in 21 points for Hamilton Heights (5-3).
Mt. Vernon is at Rushville (4-5) Friday for a HHC tilt. In conference play, the Marauders are 3-0, while the Lions are 0-3.
MV sweeps Shelbyville
The Mt. Vernon girls swimming and diving team improved to 7-1 Saturday by defeating Shelbyville 129-50.
Event winners for the Marauders (7-1) were Olivia Shannon (200 individual medley, 100 breaststroke), Emily McKinney (diving), Maddie Powell (100 butterfly), Gloria Gonzales (100 freestyle) and Jessica Hantz (100 backstroke). Powell and Jessica Blackburn tied for first in the 50 freestyle.
The boys team moved to 6-2 by topping the Golden Bears 99-84. Dixon Tierney (200 individual medley, 100 butterfly), Colin Harrison (50 freestyle), Cole Case (100 backstroke) and Brisco Wood (100 breaststroke) won for MV.
The Marauders are at the HHC meet Saturday at New Palestine.
G-C wins diving invite for first time
For the first time, Greenfield-Central won the Bloomington South Diving Invitational on Saturday.
Nathan Graber was first, Austin Gaunt was third and Jacob Keener took fifth.
“The guys dove great today and are excited that they all medaled,” G-C coach Mark Logan said.
The Cougars are at Center Grove today.