SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - The Mount Vernon varsity boys basketball team returned to the win column on Tuesday night, Nov. 27, knocking off the King's Academy Knights 70-60 at the Glenn Campus Gymnasium in a non-region contest.
Mount Vernon led 20-13 at the end of the first quarter and outscored the Knights 16-12 in the second period for a 36-25 halftime lead.
In the third frame, both squads battled to a 12-12 tie for a 48-27 Mustang advantage.
The Knights pulled within one point three times in the third quarter at 50-49, 53-52 and 55-54 with just over two minutes remaining.
Mount Vernon would end the game on a 15-4 run to preserve the lead and take the game outright.
Mount Vernon finished with eight 3-pointers, led by the three of Morgan Mulrain, who also paced the team in scoring with 17 points.
Jordan Wicker and Justin Douglas also notched double-figures in scoring with 14 and 10, respectively.
The Knights dropped in six 3-pointers in the loss.
Hamilton Walker led the Knights with 17 points while teammates Trey Watson and Ben Hembree each added 12.
With the win, the Mustangs are now 2-0 all-time against King's Academy, taking the second meeting in the series dating back to 2011.
The Mustangs (2-1) return to action on Friday, Nov. 30, traveling to Columbus, Ga. to take on the Brookstone School Cougars.
Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The Mount Vernon Athletic Department strives to build the student-athlete by providing a five-star experience built on community, relentlessness, innovation, hospitality and professionalism. As a school of inquiry, innovation and impact grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college-ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders. For more information on Mount Vernon athletics, visit www.mountvernonathletics.com and follow @MV_Athletics on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news on the Mustangs.
MOUNT VERNON 70, KING'S ACADEMY 60
KA 13-12-12-23 -- 60
MV 20-16-12-22 -- 70
Mount Vernon: Morgan Mulrain 17, Jordan Wicker 14, Justin Douglas 10, Austin Douglas 9, Alex Morge 8, Eric Harris 6, Will Mitcham 6.
King's Academy: Hamilton Walker 17, Ben Hembree 12, Trey Watson 12, Robert Foushee 7, Brock Hoover 5, Will Watson 5, Josh Beckham 2.
3-pointers: MV 8 (Morgan Mulrain 3, Justin Douglas 2, Alex Morge 2, Will Mitcham 1); KA 6 (Hamilton Walker 3, Will Watson 1, Robert Foushee 1, Ben Hembree 1).
Records: Mount Vernon 2-1; King's Academy 6-3.
Next: Mount Vernon at Brookstone, 7:30 p.m. Friday.