PATASKALA — 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.

“We got off to a good start tonight and played really good basketball for three quarters,” head coach Nick Coon said. “We shared the basketball, made good decisions and were able to get good shots on most possessions. Defensively, we were solid through three quarters as well.”

There were no real downs for the Yellow Jackets (2-0), whose scoring improved throughout the game. They made 21 field goals to 19 for the Warriors (1-1), and sank seven triples to the home team’s six. Watkins made 22 fouls, and Mount Vernon went 16 of 28 at the line to just 9 of 15 for the Warriors.

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