ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon Varsity Boys Basketball team picked up a key region win on Tuesday night, Jan. 10, defeating the Mount Pisgah Patriots 56-37 at the Upper Campus Gym.
Both squads were ranked in the Top-10 of Class-A DI going into Tuesday's contest, with the Mustangs at no. 4 and the Patriots at no. 2 overall.
Mount Vernon jumped out to a 14-7 advantage after the first quarter and kept the Patriots at bay in the second period with a 10-9 scoring edge to lead 24-16 at halftime.
The Mustangs pulled away with a big third quarter, outscoring Mount Pisgah 17-8 tp pad the lead.
Mount Vernon withstood a 16-point fourth quarter from the Patriots by putting in 15 points and secure the win.
Keith Williams netted a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds.
Teammate Xavier Shegog also had a double-double with 12 points and 12 boards.
AJ Patterson finished with 10 points and led the team with five assists.
Micah Tucker and Grant McDuffie paced the Patriots in scoring with 15 and 10 points, respectively.
Mount Vernon (11-7, 3-1 Reg. 6-1A DI) is back in action on Thursday, Jan. 12 hosting the Weber School in another region contest.
Tip-off against the Rams is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Campus Gym.
Established in 1972, The Mount Vernon School, serves over 1,200 students in preschool through grade 12 on our 40-acre Atlanta campus. As a leading visionary independent school, Mount Vernon’s brand of innovation and entrepreneurship has emerged over the last decade, impacting schools in the US and across the globe through Mount Vernon Ventures, a research, strategy, and consulting division of the School. In addition, in 2021 the School launched a global online program for grade 9-12 to meet the needs of today’s flexible family. Through established partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and civic environments, our mission is to design a better world...together.