MOUNT VERNON — The last time they met, the Franklin Heights Falcons shocked the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets in an overtime thriller.
Not this time.
The Yellow Jackets scored the first 11 points on Friday while holding the Falcons scoreless for over 10 minutes in a 55-23 Ohio Capital Conference blowout at The Hive.
Mount Vernon’s zone defense was at its best on Friday, preventing any penetration to the basket and cutting off any outside shots. Franklin Heights attempted seven shots in the first period, hitting none. The result was the first first-period shutout for the Jackets this season.
“The guys had their hands moving, we were moving quick to the ball. We weren’t reacting, we were anticipating. I think that was key,” said Mount Vernon coach Kurt Kaufman.
Bailey hit another shot before Franklin Heights finally got on the board with 5:45 showing in the second period.
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