ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon Varsity Boys Basketball Team opened the 2023-24 season with a win, defeating Hope Christian 95-30 on Tuesday night, Nov. 15 at the Upper Campus Gymnasium.
The Mustangs led 32-6 after the first quarter and won the second quarter 27-10 to lead 59-16 at halftime.
Mount Vernon ended the game on 31-14 run to seal the win.
KJ Garris paced the Mustangs in scoring with a game-high 31 points.
Teammate Sha'Yah Goba poured in 25 points in the winning effort as well.
MV controlled the tempo of the game, scoring 41 field goals inside the 3-point line.
Mount Vernon struck for just two 3-pointer in the game and was 7-of-9 from the free throw line.
The Mustangs (1-0) return to action on Saturday, Nov. 18, taking on Sandy Creek High School at the OTR Tip-Off Classic.
Opening tip is slated for 2 p.m. at Norcross High School in Norcross, Ga.
About The Mount Vernon School
Established in 1972, The Mount Vernon School, serves over 1,250 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.