MOUNT VERNON β John Tyler heated up in the second period to get back on the winning track with a 68-29 win over Mount Vernon on Monday.
Sophomore guard Tameal Jones hit for a game-high 16 points to lead the Lady Lions, who were coming off a loss to Bishop Gorman in their previous outing.
JT outscored Mount Vernon 25-6 in the second period, and 56-13 total over the final 32 minutes.
βOur girls did a good job playing defense in halfcourt and fullcourt,β JT coach Mike Smith said. βThey started rebounding and things started clicking.β
Tiaka Lee netted 12 points and Quaneshia Johnson scored 11 points apiece. Nine players joined the scoring act for JT (2-1), which takes on Robert E. Lee today at Wagstaff Gymnasium.
βThey did a real good job,β Smith said. βWe need that again (Tuesday).β
John Tyler 68, Mount Vernon 29
John Tyler 12 25 17 14β 68
Mount Vernon 16 6 3 4 β 29
JOHN TYLER β Ashtyn Beal, 3; Tiaka Lee, 12; Tameal Jones, 16; Quaneshia Johnson, 11; Amia Wicware, 11; Donishia Rouege, 2; Nola Jackson, 9; Jasmine Hill, 2; Kayla Webb, 2.
MOUNT VERNON β Oud, 7; Johnson, 2; Bohlen, 8; Strickland, 6; Floyd, 5; Poland, 1.
THREE POINT GOALS β JT: Lee (2), Jones, Johnson.
RECORDS β John Tyler 2-1.
NEXT UP β John Tyler vs. Robert E. Lee, noon, today at Tyler Junior College.