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Mount Vernon’s Madi Montgomery looks to pass between Dublin Scioto defenders McKenzie Lomax (22) and Brianna Bell in the second quarter of Saturday’s game.
Mount Vernon’s Madi Montgomery looks to pass between Dublin Scioto defenders McKenzie Lomax (22) and Brianna Bell in the second quarter of Saturday’s game. (Photo by Bill Davis) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
December 30, 2013 10:24 am EST

 

MOUNT VERNON — A complete, all-around team effort by the Mount Vernon girls basketball team turned into a complete rout.

Nine different Yellow Jackets scored while the team held the Dublin Scioto Irish to just over 20-percent shooting Saturday. Mount Vernon won their nonconference showdown, 60-23, at The Hive.

The Yellow Jackets have now won five straight, after dropping their opener.

Mount Vernon showed little weakness throughout Saturday’s game. The Jackets (5-1) held the advantage in field-goal shooting, rebounding, assists, free-throw shooting, steals, blocks — they even committed only seven fouls for the game, two in the first half.

“What we had been doing for the first few games was committing unnecessary fouls,” said Mount Vernon head coach Doug Savage. “We struggled with that for a while, but now I’m seeing them pull back. They’re tempted, but they are not giving in to trying to foul jump shooters and parading people to the foul line.”

The Irish shot 11-for-53 (20.8 percent) for the game. Mount Vernon played a tight man-to-man defense throughout the night, and played it well. Scioto rarely had a good look at the basket, and the Jackets would not foul any low-percentage shot.

The defense was so controlled that the Irish attempted just two free throws in the game. They missed them both.

 

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