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December 12, 2013

Lady Rams outpace Marion

Fueled by first-quarter run

MT. VERNON —

The Lady Rams offense finished off the opening quarter with a huge run in a 54-31 win over Marion on Thursday night.

Marion seized a 5-4 lead midway through the opening quarter, but the Lady Rams responded. Mt. Vernon closed the quarter with a 13-0 surge to take a commanding lead.

Our perimeter shooters made shots,” Mt. Vernon coach Jeff Lonnon said. “They tried to take our inside game away, and they double teamed Hannah and left some perimeter kids open.”

Makiah Rush evened the score with a free throw. Ieisha Sanders followed with a bucket. Courtney Scarbrough and Clare Ryan sandwiched 3-pointers around a bucket from Hannah Owens. Scarbrough ended the quarter with a bank shot.

The flurry put the Lady Rams up 17-5. Marion never threatened again.

Mt. Vernon had three players in double figures. Owens led the way with 18 points and added eight rebounds. Ryan finished with 13, and Scarbrough added 10. Rush finished with seven points and seven rebounds.

If we get three to four baskets from (Rush) a game that makes us incredibly, incredibly difficult as opposed to her not getting any,” Lonnon said. “Her hustle is also key defensively.”

Mt. Vernon maintained its double-digit cushion throughout the second quarter and held a 30-17 edge at halftime. In the third quarter, the lead ballooned. Sanders pushed the Lady Rams up 37-17 after an offensive rebound putback for a bucket.

Mt. Vernon is 5-2 overall this season and 3-0 in South Seven Conference action. The Lady Rams travel to Carbondale on Tuesday.

We still really haven't established who's on top,” Lonnon said. “I know we're 3-0, but in my opinion Carbondale athletically is a terrible matchup for us. We're going to have all kinds of issues matching up with them. I think Tuesday will go a long way in determining who's kind of got the early edge in winning the South Seven.”

Mt. Vernon's junior varsity team were also winners 39-18.

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