ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon Varsity Boys Basketball team opened up Region 6-1A play on Friday night, Dec. 1 by defeating the Whitefield Academy Wolfpack 79-43 inside the Upper Campus Gymnasium.
Mount Vernon trailed 13-12 at the end of the first quarter, but out-dueled the Wolfpack 27-3 in the second period to take a commanding 39-16 lead into halftime.
The Mustangs continued to pour it on offensively, winning the third quarter 27-13.
Both squads battled to a 14-14 fourth quarter as well.
Four players reached double-figures in scoring for the Mustangs, paced by the 20 points of KJ Garris.
Xavier Shegog and Sha'Yah Goba each netted a dozen points while teammate Simeon Montgomery totaled 10.
After Friday's victory, the Mustangs traveled to Benton, KY to partake in the Marshall County Hoopfest on Saturday afternoon against Calvary Christian Academy (FL).
The Mustangs dropped a close contest, 67-65 with Garris leading the way with 22 points.
The Mustangs (4-3) return to action on Tuesday, Dec. 5, traveling to Atlanta International for another region contest.
Tipoff against the Eagles is slated for 5:30 p.m.
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.