ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon varsity boys basketball team picked up two wins over the holiday break, defeating Galloway at home 59-36 on Friday, Jan. 17 before taking down Elite Scholars at home the next day 66-42.
In Friday's contest against Galloway, Mount Vernon jumped out to a 16-4 lead by the end of the first quarter.
But Galloway answered with a 16-10 run to cut the Mustang lead to six by halftime.
The Mustangs led 38-30 at the end of the third period and closed out the game on a 21-6 run to secure the victory.
Jordan Wicker paced the Mustangs in scoring with 18 points while pulling down eight rebounds.
Syncere Harris finished with 13 points and seven assists while Alex Holliday came up big of the bench with 12 points.
On Saturday, the Mustangs took down Elite Scholars 66-42 behind a trio of players in double figures: Chase Clemmons (15), Wicker (12), and Alex Morge (10).
Wicker also had 10 rebounds for a double-double.
The Mustangs led 26-19 at halftime and finished the game on a 40-23 run to seal the victory.
In Monday's game against Brookwood High School at Holy Innocents, Mount Vernon fell 77-52.
The Mustangs (11-7, 2-3 Reg. 5-1A) return to action Friday, Jan. 24, traveling to the Wesleyan School for a key region contest.
Tip-off against the Wolves (12-5, 5-0 Reg. 5-1A) is slated for 7:30 p.m. at Wesleyan's Yancey 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.