ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon varsity boys basketball team picked up its first region victory of the season on Tuesday night, Dec. 10, defeating the Atlanta International School Eagles 70-23 on the road.
Mount Vernon jumped out to a 15-2 lead by the end of the first quarter and ended the half on an impressive 24-6 run to go ahead 39-8 at halftime.
The Mustangs won the second half 31-13 to seal the win.
Jordan Wicker led the Mustangs in scoring with 17 points while also pulling down four rebounds.
Syncere Harris and Andrew Douglas each netted 13 points in the winning bid. Harris totaled six assists and six steals as well.
Alex Morge was the final Mustang in double figured with 11 points. The senior also corralled five rebounds.
Jayden Lewis led the Eagles in scoring with 11 points.
Mount Vernon capitalized from behind the arc throughout the game, pouring in ten 3-pointers in the contest while limiting the Eagles to just two.
The Mustangs (4-1, 1-0 Reg. 5-1A) are back on the court on Friday, Dec. 13, hosting Utah's Box Elder.
Tip-off against the Bees (3-1) is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the 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.