MOUNT VERNON — When the Franklin Heights Falcons traveled to Mount Vernon on Friday, a lot of people expected the much improved Falcons to give the Yellow Jackets a run for their money.
What they got instead was the same old Falcons.
It was the Mount Vernon boys basketball team who ran over the competition, defeating Franklin Heights, 70-32, in an Ohio Capital Conference game.
It didn’t hurt that the Yellow Jackets (2-2, 2-1 OCC) seemingly couldn’t miss from the three-point line. Mount Vernon hit seven out of 10 attempts in the first half — 9-of-14 for the game — as the team pulled away early and never let up.
“We shot the ball well. You’re not going to shoot that well every night,” said Mount Vernon head coach Kurt Kaufman. “We took good shots. We’ve got guys that can score. We were working the ball inside, and then kicking it out. And every shot we took, I didn’t have a problem with, because they were all good shots.”
Seth Badger got the ball rolling by hitting the first two Mount Vernon shots of the game, both from behind the arc. Riley Swanson and Will O’Hara added 3-pointers to give the Jackets an early 14-2 lead.