Mount Vernon senior Maggie Nussbaum spurred a 14-0 run in the fourth quarter on Thursday, which drove the Yellow Jackets into the lead in a 49-44 Ohio Cardinal Conference win over Mansfield Madison.
The Mount Vernon boys’ basketball team played impressive ball for the second straight night at home with Saturday’s 65-52 victory over old Ohio Capital Conference rival Delaware Hayes.
Highland played well in its nonconference home battle with Utica on Wednesday night, keeping the game within two points through the first three quarters before the Redskins finally overwhelmed the Scots in the fourth quarter for a 59-45 victory.
On the road for Ohio Cardinal Conference play at Wooster on Friday, the Mount Vernon boys’ basketball team overcame a single-digit first quarter to lead the Generals after three quarters of play.
Mount Vernon faced a 10-point deficit in the first quarter of Friday’s Ohio Cardinal Conference game at Mansfield Madison, but climbed out of that hole only to create another with a two-point second quarter.
Mount Vernon built a 17-point lead through three quarters on Saturday, allowing it to withstand Watkins Memorial’s 25-point fourth quarter for a 65-53 nonconference victory.
A fourth-place tie in individual results left Mount Vernon sophomore Maggie Williams just short of qualifying for the state tournament at the 2017 Central District Tournament at Cooks Creek Golf Course in South Bloomfield on Tuesday.
Ohio District 5 Little League champion Mount Vernon took two leads which it promptly gave up in Sunday’s Little League State Championship tournament game at Robert S. Hoag Field in Maumee, but the All-Stars scored in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat District 7 champion Galion, 3-2.
Teams from Knox, Morrow and Marion counties gathered together for the last time on Tuesday for the final Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Blue Division banquet, held at All-Occasions Banquet Hall in Waldo.
The fierce action at the top of the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Blue Division made for some great boys’ basketball this season, and those battles also translated to the Player of the Year race as well.
Mount Vernon finished its regular-season schedule with a bang, making 10 3-pointers to match the number of team wins as the Yellow Jackets defeated Big Walnut, 57-44.