MOUNT VERNON – The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets girls’ basketball team (0-5) lost a close game to the West Holmes Knights (7-1) in a battle that lasted until the final buzzer. The Yellow Jackets girls lost 37-32.
The score was close in both the first half when West Holmes scored 18 to Mount Vernon’s 14 points, and in the second half when West Holmes scored 19 to Mount Vernon’s 18 points. The score was certainly reflective of how much of a battle this game was between two Ohio Cardinal Conference teams.
The Mount Vernon girls, even though they lost, were no doubt very satisfied with their overall effort in such a tough loss.
“I thought that was the best game that we’ve played all year so far,” said Coach Doug Savage of the Yellow Jackets. “Overall I thought our kids played super hard and I thought they were super competitive all four quarters.”
There were definitely some impact players in the game for Mount Vernon who played well all four quarters in order for the game to be such a closs one.
“I thought that McKenna Brokaw rose up and played well,” said Coach Savage. “She’s been coming on as of lately. She’s been starting to do some of the things that we all think that she can do. She’s an athletic girl and gets off the floor well. She had 13 points and 9 rebounds. Tonight was probably her best game of the season. I thought Bryn Elliott had a nice floor game. West Holmes gave us a lot of full-court pressure and a lot of half-court man pressure. They got on us tight. They are well coached, especially defensively. I thought our guards did a very respectable job against that tight pressure. Our whole team collectively seemed like they were very competitive. We didn’t back down one bit.”
The top scorers for Mount Vernon were McKenna Brokaw with 13 points and Bryn Elliott with 7 points.
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