MT. VERNON —
The Rams enter tournament action with a 7-2 mark this season. Both losses came against South Seven Conference teams (Cahokia, Marion). Mt. Vernon opened the season with five straight wins in the Herrin Pyramid Plus Tournament. Most recently the Rams have had some second-half struggles. Against Marion and Waterloo, Mt. Vernon built double-digit leads. The Rams let their advantage slip away in a defeat to Marion at Changnon Gymnasium. A night later Mt. Vernon barely held off Waterloo.
Action in Effingham and Teutopolis continues through Saturday's championship. Mascoutah's tournament finishes on Saturday as well. Games continue through Monday down at Sesser with Sunday as an off day.
Paul Hines is the sports editor for the Register-News.