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.