The Mount Vernon varsity boys basketballers split the week last week, losing at home against the Maquoketa Cardinals, and coming out on top of the Xavier Saints in overtime a few days later.
Tuesday, Jan. 4The Mustangs hosted the Maquoketa Cardinals Tuesday night, and came out on the wrong end of a 53-32 score.
“Tuesday, we came out a little slow and rusty from break and credit Maquoketa, they were very aggressive in their full court pressure that turned us over,” said assistant coach Derek Roberts.
Saturday, Jan. 8 Mount Vernon was again at home Saturday evening, as they hosted the Xavier Saints, coming out on top 61-52.
“The kids played with a lot of confidence and resilience,” said Roberts.
Brady Erickson, a junior for the Mustangs, led the team’s offense with 25 points.
The win improved Mount Vernon’s record to 6-4, while Xavier dropped to 5-4.