Jersey took a 34-31 edge late in the third before Mt. Vernon's Jake Pike rang up a 3-pointer to tie the game to end the quarter.
The final period was close throughout with both teams trading baskets for most of the quarter. The lead changed 10 times between the two squad in the final eight minutes of action.
After a 6-0 start to the season, Mt. Vernon is 6-10 in the last 16 games. The Rams lost its two weekend games to Cahokia and Jersey by a combined six points.
“I guess the positive’s we put ourselves in a chance to win two basketball games, but the negatives is we didn't win either one,” Gamber said.
Mt. Vernon is 12-10 this season and travels to Marion on Friday night.