Mt. Vernon Register-News


December 5, 2012

Lady Rams overcome Annies

MT. VERNON — The Lady Rams shook off a host of turnovers and an injury to one of their starters in a double-digit win against Centralia on Wednesday night.

The Lady Rams won 47-34. Mt. Vernon raced to a 10-0 start and held the Annies without a basket for the opening six minutes of the game.

“We felt our defense was going to be good in this game,” Mt. Vernon coach Jeff Lonnon said. “We’ve prepared three days on every play that they run, and we pretty much felt that our kids knew what was coming before it got there.”

Mt. Vernon built a 20-6 lead midway through the second quarter after Haley Lockhart converted a shot. Lockhart finished with 11 points and six rebounds.

Mt. Vernon led 24-12 with about a minute left in the half when Lockhart drove to the basket and tumbled to the ground with a right knee injury. She left the game and returned with a brace midway through the third before limping off early in the fourth quarter.

“We’re not used to playing without her on the floor, and I think we all of a sudden had a mix out there that we really haven’t practiced with much,” Lonnon said.

The Lady Rams held a comfortable lead throughout the second half but could never pull away because of turnover troubles. Mt. Vernon finished the game with 27 miscues.

“There’s no question we turned it over too much, but the final score indicates that we won,” Lonnon said.

The Annies cut the deficit to 33-27 with 5:48 left in the final quarter but could never get closer.

Mt. Vernon hit just one shot from the field in the fourth quarter, but pulled away primarily because of its success from the free throw line. The Lady Rams hit 10 shots from the stripe in the fourth.

“It’s really a dilemma whenever you’re behind by 10 points, and you have to go foul somebody when we’re shooting it that well from the line,” Lonnon said.

Hannah Owens joined Lockhart in double figures with 11 points and added five rebounds.

Mt. Vernon is 6-1 overall and 2-0 in the South Seven Conference.

Text Only
  • Cardinals beat Reds on bases-loaded HBP

    Jon Jay was hit by a pitch from J.J. Hoover with the base-loaded in the ninth inning, lifting the St.Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

    August 19, 2014

  • Benton edges Rams

    The Rams golf team took to the course for its second golf match in as many days Tuesday afternoon.

    Benton edged the Rams by a stroke at Green Hills Golf Course – 173 to 174.

    August 19, 2014

  • Cardinals beat Reds in 10 innings

    Jhonny Peralta's 10th-inning single, his third hit of the game, drove in the winning run to give the St.Louis Cardinals a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

    August 18, 2014

  • South 7 Preview Rams place third at Preview

    Golfers around the state have been practicing for less than a week. Monday, five South Seven teams competed in the conference preview match at Green Hills Golf Course.

    August 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lynn, Cardinals beat Padres for 3rd straight win

    Lance Lynn pitched six strong innings and the StLouis Cardinals defeated the San Diego Padres 4-2 Friday night for their third straight win.

    August 15, 2014

  • Hines Sight: Rams have reason for optimism

    The other day I picked up a piece of paper and scanned it up and down.

    The piece of paper was Mt. Vernon's football playoff roster from the last season.

    August 12, 2014

  • MTV first practice Rams return

    Gray and orange clad Rams football players sprinted around the team's practice field Monday afternoon.

    It's something that's been happening intermittently for several weeks throughout the summer.

    August 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hines Sight: Seahawks won't repeat

    I'm going to leap out on a limb and say the Seattle Seahawks won't win a second consecutive Super Bowl title this season.

    August 8, 2014

  • Cardinals use Wainwright to beat Red Sox 5-2

    Adam Wainwright recovered from a shaky start to earn his 14th win, tying for the major league lead, and rookie Kolten Wong homered twice to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.

    August 7, 2014

  • Trapshooters claim national title

    Coach Dave Schaefer calls it the Super Bowl of trapshooting.

    Around 1,600 participants gathered in Sparta for the AIM Grand Championships earlier this week. Waltonville Trapshooting was among the teams competing, and claimed the Junior Class D National team title. The event involves teams from a variety of states and provided the year-old trapshooting program with a memorable moment.

    August 7, 2014

Tom Lindley Sports