By Steven Kochersperger
The Mount Vernon Wildcats hadn’t played a game in almost two weeks entering this past Friday night’s home game against the Washington Hatchets. The Cats were itching to get back on the court and when they did they entered a battle with their conference foe. In what turned out to be a low scoring game with an exciting finish the Mount Vernon Wildcats were able to walk away with their second win of this season defeating Washington 40-39.
Neither the Hatchets nor the Wildcats could get things going early on in the game and found themselves locked in an early 4-4 tie with a first period marred with turnovers and rusty play. The Cats got their first lead of the contest when Colton Irvin laid one in and the Cats took a 8-7 lead into the second period of play.
The second period would be more of the same though as both teams locked down the game defensively and had a hard time finding the basket. Wildcat sophomore Damon Collins hit a pair of three point baskets and senior Bryce Newman hit a couple baskets to account for Mount Vernon’s second period scoring. And when the half time buzzer sounded the teams found themselves deadlocked at 19-19.
Mount Vernon came out of the locker room in the third period looking to gain the lead and…
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