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Prep Wrap: Shelton triple-double paces Mt. Vernon

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Sydney Shelton recorded her first career triple-double to lead Mt. Vernon past Richmond 68-57 Saturday.

Shelton, a sophomore guard, had 29 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as the Marauders (10-2) won their sixth straight game.

Ariana Sandefur (20 points, six rebounds) and Sadie Baugh (eight points, 10 rebounds) chipped in for MV.

Richmond, which will compete in 4A Sectional 9 at Connersville along with Mt. Vernon, fell to 7-6.

MV improved to 3-1 against Sectional 9 foes, with the lone loss to Anderson, 72-60, on Dec. 10.

Eastern Hancock 57, Cambridge City Lincoln 46

Kiersten Schrope had 16 points, seven boards and seven steals as the 2A No. 7-ranked Royals (9-2) felled common Sectional 41 opponent CCL (5-6).

Kristin Eischen (nine points), Hannah Best (seven points), Emiley Carlton (seven points, three steals) and Darby Shaw (six points, six rebounds) also contributed for EH, which led 27-16 at halftime.

“It wasn’t pretty at times, but anytime you can get a win against a possible sectional foe, it is a confidence boost for the sectional,” EH coach Jeremy Powers said.

The Royals are 4-0 against Sectional 41 teams this season.

Boys basketball

Eastern Hancock 31, North Decatur 30

The Royals outscored the host Chargers 4-0 in the fourth quarter in this low-scoring affair.

EH trailed most of the way, including 16-8 at halftime and 22-15 at halftime before hitting crucial free throws down the stretch.

Cooper Henderson led the Royals (4-2, 2-1 Mid-Hoosier Conference) with nine points. Derrik Noel had six points and six rebounds against North Decatur (1-5, 1-1 MHC).

EH went 7-of-8 from the free throw line in the game, with Henderson, Cole Fout and Tom Barton doing all of the shooting.

Warren Central 52, Mt. Vernon 47

CJ Coleman scored a game-high 25 points, including five 3-pointers, but it wasn’t enough for 4A MV to get past the 4A Warriors in a showcase at Tech.

Warren Central, paced by Jordan Garnett’s 13 points, led 23-15 at half and 39-33 after the third quarter.

The Marauders (3-6) got within 45-44 with just over three minutes to go.

After allowing three of its first five opponents to score at least 66 points, MV has held four straight foes to 53 or fewer points.

Warren Central improved to 5-4.

East Central 57, Greenfield-Central 56

The Cougars were edged Saturday by East Central and finished 1-3 in the three-day Bob Wettig tourney in Richmond.

4A No. 6 Columbus North won the tourney, defeating 4A No. 11 Richmond 81-60 in the finale.

4A No. 9 Fort Wayne North finished third with a 90-66 victory over Jeffersonville.

The tourney featured 16 teams and 32 total games.

G-C is off to a 1-9 start for the third straight season.

East Central improved to 3-6.


Royals take Shenandoah Invitational championship

Eastern Hancock defeated Daleville (66-18), Blue River Valley (60-24), Anderson Prep (78-6), the host Raiders (64-16) and edged Winchester (42-39) to go 5-0 on the day.

Finishing undefeated at 5-0 for for the Royals were Brent Morris (132 pounds), Nathan Kell (138), Jarred Waterman (152) and Matt Bowman (170).

Sam Fitzgerald (120), Jayson Bowers (126), Hunter Knopp (182), Kenny Delph (195) and Josh Ramage (220) went 4-1 for Eastern Hancock.


 All Hancock County high school sporting events scheduled for Tuesday have been postponed. Among the games with new makeup dates:

* New Palestine girls basketball at home vs. Perry Meridian will be played Thursday, 6 p.m. JV start.

* Eastern Hancock girls basketball at home vs. Southwestern will be played Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m. JV start.

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