Lady Lions beat Mount Vernon


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.

β€œOur girls did a good job playing defense in halfcourt and fullcourt,” JT coach Mike Smith said. β€œThey started rebounding and things started clicking.”

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.

β€œThey did a real good job,” Smith said. β€œWe need that again (Tuesday).”

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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.