Boys Varsity Basketball · Boys Varsity Basketball beats Connersville 55 – 49

55 Mt Vernon High School
49 Connersville High School
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1 11   12
2 15   7
3 17   14
4 12   16

The Mt. Vernon boys basketball team defeated the Connersville Spartans by a score of 55-49 in the semi-final round of the 4A sectional tournament at Richmond. Mt. Vernon trailed by one (12-11) after a quarter, but used a 15-7 2nd period to lead 26-19 at the half. A back-and-forth second half saw Connersville cut the lead to two, but the Marauders answered every Spartan run the last few minutes. Damari Gatewood led MV with 17 points, including 3 three-pointers. Peyton Meadors added 16, Keith Rupert 12, Cade Gentry 5, Brandon Bell 3, and Tyler Bostic 2. The Marauders will face county rival New Palestine in the sectional final at Richmond tomorrow night. Tip time is scheduled for 7:30 pm.