ATLANTA - After a pair of blowout victories against Whitefield Academy and Atlanta Jewish Academy , the Mount Vernon varsity boys basketball team continued its winning ways on Wednesday night, Dec. 9, defeating the 4A Marist War Eagles on the road 45-43.
A back and forth affair all night, the Mustangs led 9-7 at the end of the first quarter.
But a 16-14 run by the War Eagles tied the game at 23-23 at halftime.
The War Eagles outscored the Mustangs in the third period 12-9 for a 35-32 advantage.
But the Mustangs had the final blow in the fourth quarter, finishing the game on a 13-8 run to take the victory.
Three players were in double figures scoring for the Mustangs: Syncere Harris (13), Keith Williams (12) and Andrew Douglas (10).
Williams brought down 10 rebounds for a double-double while recording six blocks as well.
AJ Patterson led the team in assists with seven.
The Mustangs (3-2) return to play on Friday, Dec. 11, hosting Atlanta Classical Academy.
Game time is schedule for 7:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon's Upper Campus Gym.
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.