MOUNT VERNON — Hilliard Bradley’s big three proved too much for the host Mount Vernon Yellow Jacket girls on Tuesday as the Jaguars handled them, 48-36, in Ohio Capital Conference basketball action.
Bradley’s Jenna Siegel gave her team a lift in the early going, hitting three first-quarter field goals. That put Bradley out on top, 8-4.
The Jackets, for their part, got a couple of baskets from senior Keli Thompson (10 points, four rebounds) to keep it close. Junior Hannah King’s bucket, early in the second quarter, put the Jackets in the lead, 11-10, early in the second quarter.
That’s when the Jaguars took charge, bolting ahead with 15 unanswered points, dominating under the boards on both ends of the court. Post Jasmine Junkins (16 points, eight rebounds) along with her teammates Siegel (14 points, three rebounds) and Meredith Miller (11 points and seven rebounds) had buckets in the run. Christy Tieman’s only bucket stretched the Jaguars’ lead to 25-11.
Miller, Siegel and Junkins would combine for 41 points and 18 rebounds for the game.
Madi Montgomery’s (15 points) basket for the Jackets stopped the hemorrhaging with 20 seconds to go in the half. But the damage to the Jackets, who had 16 first-half turnovers, had been done.