“I felt like we got into a good grove at the end of the first half, then halftime occurred, and I think we came out in the third quarter a little sluggish,” Gamber said.
Herrin whittled the Rams lead down to 13, but Mt. Vernon responded. Pike ended the third quarter scoring with a long-range shot to make the score 49-28. The shot capped an 8-1 Rams run.
“Jake Pike has played tremendous from the perimeter,” Gamber said. “He has hit a lot of big, big shots.”
The Rams completely dominated the final quarter, outscoring the Tigers 17-3 in the last eight minutes.
The Rams opened the season with a 74-point outburst against Marion before putting up the 66 points against Herrin.
“We really worked this summer on playing that little faster pace, which is not what we're used to,” Gamber said.
Mt. Vernon is 2-0 this season and faces Salem at 7 p.m. tonight.