MOUNT VERNON — Six points.
That’s all the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets could score on the visiting New Albany Eagles in the second half of Friday night’s Ohio Capital Conference game.
Despite an impressive defensive showing that saw the Jackets behind by just four at the break, the bottom slid out from under them in the second half. Mount Vernon was forced to watch as its OCC rival came away with a 43-22 victory at The Hive.
“We have got to find a way to score,” said Mount Vernon head coach Joe Rucker. “They made us change angles on our shots, and they were able to get some blocks.”
Scoring was a premium for both sides, but more so for the Yellow Jackets. Mount Vernon connected on just two field goals in the entire second half. The team’s 2-for-17 (11.8 percent) shooting performance was the worst all season. It didn’t help that Mount Vernon also went 2-for-10 from the free-throw line in the half.
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