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.
The Mount Vernon boys basketball team played a good first half to lead visiting Hilliard Darby in their nonconference game on Tuesday, but the Yellow Jackets lost the momentum with a two-point third quarter to fall, 43-37.
Fredericktown went into Saturday’s game against Centerburg on a roll, scoring at least 50 points for four straight games, while the Trojans were just 1-6 in its last seven games.
Coming off of last season’s nine-game losing streak to end the 2015-16 season, one would be forgiven for underestimating the Mount Vernon boys’ basketball team for this season.
Mount Vernon suffered a shooting letdown at the worst possible time, and despite a fourth-quarter comeback which sent the game to overtime, host Mansfield Madison earned a 60-55 upset Ohio Cardinal Conference victory on Thursday.
Mount Vernon had a tough time shaking off Clear Fork in the Colts’ home gym on Friday, but a big fourth-quarter performance at the charity stripe boosted the Yellow Jackets to a 61-55 Ohio Cardinal Conference victory.
Learning teams in a new conference can mean some hard times for any team, but the Mount Vernon boys’ basketball team is making the transition go pretty smoothly.
Getting back to road play in the Ohio Cardinal Conference on Thursday after a home win over first-place West Holmes on Monday, the Mount Vernon girls’ basketball team kept the winning going, winning its 10th game in a row with a 62-50 victory over Ashland.
Mount Vernon was never able to get much going on offense in its Ohio Cardinal Conference game at Wooster on Friday, as the Generals pulled away after a tied first quarter to win, 66-35.
Without a timeout and down by one point with 10 seconds to play on Thursday, the Mount Vernon girls’ basketball team needed a nearly-perfect play to overcome the Mansfield Senior press.