Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon’s Jeffrey Rucker, right, looks to score while guarded by Lexington’s Cade Stover during the first half of Tuesday’s Ohio Cardinal Conference game. The Yellow Jackets won, 67-57.

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Mount Vernon’s Jeffrey Rucker, right, looks to score while guarded by Lexington’s Cade Stover during the first half of Tuesday’s Ohio Cardinal Conference game. The Yellow Jackets won, 67-57. Request this photo

 

MOUNT VERNON — That four-game losing streak seems like a lifetime ago.

The Mount Vernon boys basketball team used the free-throw line to open a commanding lead over Lexington in Tuesday’s key Ohio Cardinal Conference game. The Yellow Jackets went 30 for 36 from the charity stripe to come away with a 67-57 victory in front of a raucous crowd at The Hive.

“That was big, especially in the second half,” Mount Vernon coach Nick Coon said. “We didn’t get many in the first half, because we weren’t attacking as much.”

The Jackets have won seven straight and are 10-1 since Dec. 27, 2017, the last game of their losing streak. More importantly, it ties them with Mansfield Senior atop the OCC with a 7-2 conference record.

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Bill Davis: 740-397-5333 or bdavis@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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