MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets and the Worthington Kilbourne Wolves played about even in every way as halftime rolled around.
No one suspected that the Wolves were walking into an ambush.
The Jackets exploded on a 20-4 run to decide the game by the end of the third quarter. The 50-38 final score delighted the Mount Vernon fans, who got to see their girls basketball team play at home in a regular season game for the first time all year.
“They’re having fun,” Mount Vernon head coach Doug Savage said of his players. “They really liked playing at home for the first time.”
Holding a slim 27-26 halftime lead, Mount Vernon (2-1, 1-0 Ohio Capital Conference) adjusted to a more wide-open offense, placing the guards at the corners and letting the posts get open inside.
The strategy worked beyond anyone’s hope.
Madi Montgomery and Taylor Gregory combined for 11 of the team’s 18 third-quarter points. Montgomery was a starter at the post and played most of the game, while Gregory, a freshman, came off the bench.
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