Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon’s Jada Kennerly (4) dribbles past Lexington’s Julia Kocher during the first period of Thursday’s Ohio Cardinal Conference game. The Minutemen won, 43-39.

MOUNT VERNON — It isn’t the way they wanted to end their season.

The Mount Vernon girls basketball team’s seniors were honored before Thursday’s finale against Lexington. Then, the team from Lexington treated them to one of the most physical games The Hive had seen in years.

The Yellow Jackets lost on the scoreboard, 43-39. They won, however, in that they were all physically able after the game to walk off the court.

“They (Lexington) are big. They’re so big,” Mount Vernon coach Doug Savage said. “We just had trouble with them.”

Lexington’s roster has three players listed at least 5-foot-11. They each played taller than that — and stronger, too. The Minutemen muscled their way under the basket, using their height to catch lobbed passes inside and their strength to prevent the Jackets from crashing the boards.


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