Cody Strawser/News Connor Fisher of Mount Vernon (4) defends against Garrett Eastep (22) of West Holmes in Friday night’s Ohio Cardinal Conference boy’s basketball game. Mount Vernon, 47-35.

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Connor Fisher of Mount Vernon (4) defends against Garrett Eastep (22) of West Holmes in Friday night’s Ohio Cardinal Conference boy’s basketball game. Mount Vernon, 47-35. Request this photo

 

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets (3-1) played fellow Ohio Cardinal Conference team on Friday, the West Holmes Knights (3-6), and won after a second half surge 47-35.

The Yellow Jackets scored 16 points in the third quarter alone after outscoring the Knights 20-11 in the first half of the game. The stats show that the Yellow Jackets were already starting to dominate the game even before their third-quarter explosion of points.

The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets made it clear that they are a team that constantly tries to improve, so even though they led for the entire game, the Jackets still wanted to dominate the game even more than what they did. They wanted their first quarter game, which was “slow” according to them, to match the explosiveness and consistency of their second half game.

“I think we kind of got off to a slow start, especially offensively,” said head coach Nick Coon of the Yellow Jackets. “Our defense kept us in the game early when we were kind of struggling offensively. The offense finally started to catch up in the second quarter and we had a good third quarter to kind of put the game in our favor quite a bit.”

The Yellow Jackets certainly are not a team that is going to settle for anything but an aggressive and consistent style of play on both the offensive and defensive ends of the ball.

“A lot of good things happened in this game; a lot of things that we can take away from this type of game and learn from, especially on the offensive end, like how to attack a zone and how to not settle,” said Coon. “It was a good overall game. There is still stuff to clean up, but this game was a positive step in the right direction.”

The top scorers for Mount Vernon were Connor Fisher and Blake Meyer, each with 11 points, Dayne Burgess with seven points and Evan Boatwright and Nolan Meier with six points apiece.

The Yellow Jackets’ next game is against the Licking Heights Hornets tonight at 6 p.m.

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Cody Strawser: 740-397-5333 or cody@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews