Mt. Vernon Register-News


January 22, 2013

Woodlawn whips Grayville

WOODLAWN — The Cardinals were never threatened in a 77-32 thrashing of Grayville on Tuesday night.

Woodlawn put three players in double figures with Gabe Owens’ 19 points leading the team. Owens canned five 3-pointers with three coming in the opening quarter.

“He’s a very good shooter, and he’s put the work in to make himself a good shooter,” Woodlawn coach Shane Witzel said. “Probably his biggest improvement is how he moves off the ball.”

Matt Kennedy and Kris Harlow both added a dozen points each for Woodlawn. Grayville’s Logan Bell finished with 13 points and seven rebounds.

Woodlawn opened up a 18-2 lead in the first quarter after a bucket from Kris Harlow. The Cardinals stretched the lead to 20 points early in the second.

“I’m really happy with our effort and unselfishness to start the game when we were able to create a lot of pressure and a lot of turnovers,” Witzel said. “Offensively we got into a really good flow there where we were making the correct passes.”

Woodlawn’s defense harassed the Bison throughout the game, forcing 30 turnovers. The Cardinals held Grayville to one basket in the third quarter.

The Cardinals largest lead of the game came at 68-24 with five minutes left in the game. The blowout victory gave the Cardinals a chance to play deep into their bench.

“We want those guys to get better too,” Witzel said. “And they had a tough stretch there in the first quarter at the end of the first where I didn’t think their effort was what it should be. They came back in the second half, and that was a much better effort defensively for them.”

Woodlawn is 17-2 this season and 5-0 in the Midland Trail Conference.

Text Only
  • 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

  • MTV-Carbondale baseball Rams rally for win

    The Rams baseball team scored a pair of late runs to beat Carbondale 6-5 Thursday.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • MTV-Carbondale softball Lady Rams fall to Lady Terriers

    The Lady Rams softball team knocked out several hits but could never string together a solid rally in a 9-0 loss to Carbondale on Thursday.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mt. Vernon boys track Rams win quad meet

    Robert Grider etched his name in the Rams track and field record book Wednesday.

    The senior sprinter broke the 200 meter school record and tied the 100 meter mark in Mt. Vernon's win over Marion, Salem and Carbondale.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

Tom Lindley Sports