Boys Hoops Edges Saint Francis Knights at Home, 66-58


MV Athletics | 1/30/2023

ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon Varsity Boys basketball team snapped a quick one-game skid on Friday night, Jan. 27 by defeating region rival Saint Francis Knight 66-58 at the Upper Campus Gym.

A back-and-forth battle early, the Mustangs opened the game on a 20-17 run to lead by three after the first period.

Mount Vernon created some separation in the next quarter, winning the second period 17-7 to lead 37-24 at halftime.

The Knights cut into the Mustang lead in the third period after going on a 19-14 run in the third quarter.

Mount Vernon responded in a big way to win the final quarter 15-13 to earn the win.

Dennis Scott III led the Mustangs with 19 points, including three made 3-pointers in the third quarter.

Scott III also recorded seven rebounds in the contest.

Xavier Shegog finished with 18 points, 14 rebounds and two steals while teammate Kenneth Southall totaled 10 points, two rebounds and two steals.

AJ Patterson finished with a team high 11 assists while Keith Williams led the squad with 11 rebounds.

Reynolds Escher led the Knights in scoring with 24 points, including six 3-pointers.

The Mustangs (15-8, 5-2 Reg. 6-1A DI) return to the court on Tuesday, Jan. 31, hosting the Weber School on Basketball Senior Night.

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.