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JV Tigers second at Saltillo JV tourney

D’mitri Rape flies to the basketball goalD’mitri Rape flies to the basketball goal for Mount Vernon JV Tigers. The team finished in second place at the Saltillo Lions JV Boys tournament on Saturday, January 23. For scores from these games, see the January 28 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald. To see more photos from the Junior Varsity Tigers basketball games click here.

Tigers 4-2 half way through district

Brett Thomas shoots for three pointsBrett Thomas shoots for three points for the Mount Vernon Tigers varsity basketball team . During Friday’s game against Queen City, he led the team with 23 points, including four three-point shots.

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Lady Tigers down Daingerfield

Senior Charity Berger shoots for two for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers.Senior Charity Berger shoots for two for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers. With a score of 78-37, the Lady Tigers basketball team easily defeated the Daingerfield Friday, January 15.

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Lady Tigers dispatch Hughes Springs and Queen City

Madisen Hatch goes up against an opponent.to shoot for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers basketball team.Madisen Hatch goes up against an opponent.to shoot for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers basketball team. The Lady Tigers easily dispatched both Hughes Springs and Queen City last week

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Freshmen defeat Chapel Hill

Landon Wallace shoots over the head of an opponent.Landon Wallace shoots over the head of an opponent. The freshmen Tigers defeated Chapel Hill 45-37 in overtime. See the January 14 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for individual scoring information.

Varsity games in new gym Friday

The varsity Tigers and Lady Tigers will play their first games in the new Mount Vernon ISD gym on Friday, January 29. The varsity Lady Tigers will tip off against Paul Pewitt

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JV Lady Tigers defeat Pewitt

Alana Netro attempts a basket for the JV Lady Tigers.Alana Netro attempts a basket for the JV Lady Tigers. The JV team beat Paul Pewitt 30-9, but fell under the wheels of Chapel Hill. For individual scoring information from these games, see the January 14 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Tigers top Rivercrest

Trey Wickware flies in for a lay up for the varsity Tigers at Daingerfield.Trey Wickware flies in for a lay up for the varsity Tigers at Daingerfield. The Mount Vernon Tigers varsity basketball team defeated Rivercrest in a non-district game and lost to Daingerfield last week.

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Eighth grade boys win tournament

Mount Vernon’s eighth grade boys basketball teamMount Vernon’s eighth grade boys basketball team claimed the championship at their home tournament on Saturday, January 9. The Tigers defeated Pittsburg, Winnsboro and Rivercrest enroute to the championship. For game details, see the January 14 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.