POWDER SPRINGS, Ga - The Mount Vernon varsity boys basketball team started the new season on the right foot Tuesday night, Nov. 12, claiming a 68-49 victory over the Grace Christian Eagles on the road.
Mount Vernon jumped out to what seemed a commanding lead in the first period, outscoring the Eagles 28-9.
But Grace Christian battled back, holding the Mustangs to seven points in the second quarter while putting up 20 on offense for a 35-29 Mustang lead at halftime.
The Mustangs controlled the second half and held the Eagles at bay finishing the game on a 24-20 run to pick up the victory.
Four players were in double figures for Mount Vernon, led by the 18 of Alex Morge. Morge also totaled four rebounds and three steals in the winning bid.
Chase Clemmons and Jordan Wicker each scored 13 points while Dylan Holbrook notched 12 points. Wicker also pulled down five rebounds.
The Mustangs capitalized from downtown as well, hitting nine 3-pointers.
R. French and V. Jones led the Eagles in scoring with 12 and 11, respectively.
The Mustangs (1-0) return to action on Tuesday, Nov. 19, hosting Fellowship Christian.
Tip-off against the 1A Paladins is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon's Upper Campus Gymnasium.
The Mount Vernon Athletic Department strives to build the student-athlete by providing a five-star experience built on community, courage, development, 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.