Mount Pleasant may not have been billed as a contender entering the season, but heading into 2014 they look just as likely to challenge for the Section 3-AAA title as anyone.
The Vikings (4-4, 2-0) are tied with Greensburg Salem (4-5, 2-0) for the section lead at this early juncture in the season. That might not be saying a lot with only two section games played apiece, but it says something.
No team in 3-AAA has an overall record better than Indiana's 5-3, which is also the only mark other than Mount Pleasant's that isn't under the .500 mark. And importantly for Mount Pleasant, one of their two section victories came at Indiana's expense.
Alexa Szelong led the team in scoring as a freshman and a sophomore, averaging double-figures each season as the Vikings continued their seven-year streak of reaching the playoffs. Her name continues to pop up in box scores on a nightly basis. Teammate Elaina Fearer put up 18 points against Indiana and is a vital cog for the Vikings as well.