Mt. Vernon Register-News

Sports

December 20, 2012

Rams try to avenge early season loss to Marion

MT. VERNON — The Rams’ opponent tonight is winless in conference play, but victimized them earlier this season.

Marion and Mt. Vernon matched up in the Pyramid Plus Tournament during the opening week of the season. Marion topped the Rams 46-41. The tournament tilt didn’t count toward the South Seven standings.

“Conference road games are tough to win,” Mt. Vernon coach Scott Gamber said. “We’ve got to go get one (tonight). If we want to compete in our league finish in the top half of our league, it’s got to start with a road win (tonight).”

Marion has lost all three of its conference games. The Wildcats dropped close home games to Carbondale and Althoff before traveling to Centralia and having the Orphans hand them a double-digit defeat. Centralia went on a 21-2 run during a portion of the game.

“I think after you get past Cahokia I think the margin is so small between wins and losses that records in conference is not that important,” Gamber said. “Marion is 0-3. Marion had a great chance to beat Althoff. Marion had the lead late against Carbondale. They could easily be 2-1 right now.”

Mt. Vernon enters the game after a trio of home games that translated into three wins. The Rams upset unbeaten Cahokia before going out of conference to beat Waterloo and Cairo.

In the early season matchup against Marion, the Rams struggled to hit shots. Mt. Vernon finished the game 30 percent from the field.

“We have shot the ball much better since then,” Gamber said. “I think we have guys who are good shooters.”

Brant Hill led the Wildcats’ attack and scored 14 points, knocking down three from beyond the arc. Jawan Tucker added 13 points on five of 14 shooting.

Tonight’s matchup starts with the junior varsity game at 6:15 p.m.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • MTV-Centralia baseball Rams outlast Orphans

    The offensive floodgates finally opened in the ninth inning for Mt. Vernon's baseball team.

    The Rams piled up six runs in the ninth inning to claim a 7-3 extra-inning victory Tuesday.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mt. Vernon looks to move quickly on basketball opening

    The summer is a critical time period in the development of a high school athlete.

    With the resignation of Mt. Vernon boys basketball coach Scott Gamber becoming official at Monday's school board meeting, Mt. Vernon will look to move quickly to fill the position with summer workouts approaching. MVTHS principal Wes Olson said Tuesday the school will try to have a candidate at the May board meeting.

    April 22, 2014

  • Gamber resigns as Rams coach

    Scott Gamber has resigned as Rams basketball head coach after six seasons.

    April 21, 2014

  • Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in triple overtime

    Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.

    April 18, 2014

  • MTV-Flora boys tennis Rams edge Flora

    The Rams tennis matchup against Flora on Thursday came down to the final match.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • MTV-Salem tennis Rams sweep Salem

    The Rams tennis team swept past Salem 9-0 Wednesday.

    It was the opening match of the season for Mt. Vernon after three cancelations to start the year under first year boys coach Randy Knox.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Woodlawn-Carmi softball Carmi downs Woodlawn

    Carmi-White County jumped out early in an 11-3 win over the host Lady Cardinals on Wednesday.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Woodlawn-Odin softball Woodlawn tops Odin

    The Lady Cardinals used late offense to put Tuesday's softball matchup with Odin out of reach.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • MTV-Breese Central girls soccer Breese Central drops Mt. Vernon

    A trio of first-half goals were enough for Breese Central to top the Lady Rams soccer team 3-1 Monday.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Claire Ryan signing Lady Rams guard signs with Welch

    Claire Ryan has functioned like a coach on the basketball court the past several seasons for the Lady Rams.

    Ryan, who has been the team's point guard the past two years, signed with Welch College in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

Tom Lindley Sports