PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. - The Mount Vernon varsity boys basketball team came up short on Tuesday night, Dec. 11, falling to the Wesleyan Wolves 62-36 at Wesleyan's Yancey Gymnasium.
Both squads battled to a 9-9 draw by the end of the first period, but the Wolves shut down the Mustang offense in the second quarter to finish the half on a 13-3 run and a 22-12 halftime lead.
The Wolves countered a competitive third quarter, outscoring the Mustangs 23-16 for a 45-28 edge going into the final period.
Wesleyan would win the fourth quarter 17-8 to seal the win.
Mount Vernon finished with four 3-pointers, led by the two of Justin Douglas, who also led the squad in scoring with 13 points.
Wesleyan was dialed in from long distance as well, knocking in ten 3-pointers.
Micah Smith led all scorers with 19 points, including three 3-pointers.
Chase Hill added 11, Jalen Fulwood totaled 10 and JD Kavel notched 10 points to round out the four players in double-figures for the Wolves.
The Mustangs (3-5) are back in action on Friday, Dec. 14, hosting the Furtah Prep Falcons in a rematch of a game on Dec. 4 that saw Furtah Prep win 91-46.
Tip-off for Friday's contest is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Glenn Campus Gymnasium.
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.
WESLEYAN 62, MOUNT VERNON 36
MV 9-3-16-8 -- 32
WS 9-13-23-17 -- 62
Mount Vernon: Justin Douglas 13, John Watson 8, Morgan Mulrain 5, Parker Corley 3, Alex Morge 3, Alex Holliday 2, Jordan Wicker 2.
Wesleyan: Micah Smith 19, Chase Hill 11, Jalen Fulwood 10, JD Kavel 10, Trent Bartlett 4, Michael Mele 3, Liam Coxhead 2, Andrew Van Wie 2, Beau Brown 1.
3-pointers: Mount Vernon 4 (Justin Douglas 2, Alex Morge 1, John Watson 1); Wesleyan 10 (Micah Smith 3, Chase Hill 3, JD Kavel 2, Jalen Fulwood 1, Michael Mele 1).
Record: Mount Vernon 3-5.
Next: Furtah Prep at Mount Vernon, 7:30 p.m., Friday.