Friday, December 30, 2016
New Castle High School
Mt Vernon High School
The Mt. Vernon boys basketball team moved its record to 5-4 with a 65-63 victory over conference rival New Castle. After trailing by 8 points at halftime and by 5 points entering the 4th quarter, the Marauders outscored the Trojans 20-13 in the final frame to steal the victory.
Mt. Vernon was led by the 23 points of Michael Ertel, who was recognized before the game for surpassing the 1,000 point career scoring mark in the team’s previous game at Marion. James McCloud scored 12, including the game-winning free throws with six seconds remaining. Damari Gatewood added 11, Logan Smith 10, Erick Shepherd 6, and Jake Morris 3.
The Marauders face conference rival Greenfield-Central at home on Friday.