MOUNT VERNON — Four months ago, Highland High School had one of its biggest sports moments in history when the Scots downed Mount Vernon on the football field.
On Tuesday, Mount Vernon’s girls basketball team gained a bit of revenge.
Sierra Basista scored 17 points and Madi Montgomery had nine steals in the Yellow Jackets’ 59-22 trouncing of the Scots at The Hive.
“We knew Highland was struggling a bit,” said Savage. “We just wanted to play our game. Try to keep a high standard, and make sure there wasn’t a letdown.”
All of Basista’s points came in the first half as she seemingly couldn’t miss. She drained two quick 3-pointers in the second period to put the game out of reach early.
Kaitlin Dallas added 10 points and Montgomery had nine as the Jackets scored double-digits in each quarter while holding Highland to no more than five points over the first three quarters.
Highland has struggled to score all season, averaging 27.4 points per game. On Tuesday, that trend continued as the Scots turned the ball over 34 times. But Highland has improved; it was just hard to tell because it was playing a Division I team — and a good one at that.
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