Lady Mt’neers drop lone game of week to Cassville/ Mt. Vernon boys basketball split opening week

Mt. Vernon sophomore Cheyenne Bieber goes up for a layup over Cassville’s Kyler Hayward early in the first quarter. Bieber was a key cog in the quick start scoring five of the game’s first eight points.

Mt. Vernon's Lady Mt'neers were looking to end a three-game losing streak but fell to the visiting Cassville Wildcats, 44-38.
Although Mt. Vernon led 21-19 at halftime, they relinquished the lead. After Cassville tied the game on the opening possession of the second half, it was all Lady Wildcats as they went on a 10-4 run to take a 31-25 lead late in the third quarter. The Lady Mt’neer offense continued to sputter behind the 1-2-2 zone as three buckets from sophomore Audrey Bittle was the lone scoring in the quarter for Mt. Vernon and Cassville took a 31-28 lead into the final quarter.
Cheyenne Bieber converted on an and-one to open the fourth quarter to cut the lead to just one but Cassville answered with another 7-0 run to essentially put the game out of reach.
Mt. Vernon falls to 1-4 on the year after dropping four straight. They will have an opportunity to turn things around this week as they opened Monday against Forsyth, before East Newton comes to town Thursday.
Mt. Vernon scoring vs. Cassville
Addie Hall 13
Cheyenne Bieber 9
Audrey Bittle 6
Teagyn Huver 6
Madison Rinker 2
Harley Daniels 2
Mt. Vernon boys basketball opened up the regular season splitting two games last week, beating Crane before falling to Cassville.
After finishing third in the Gem City Classic in Diamond last week, the Mt’neers opened their regular season with a road trip to Crane last Tuesday. The Mt’neers were able to take control of the game early and cruise to a comfortable 15-point win, 55-40. Mt. Vernon wrapped up the week Friday at home against Cassville. The Mt’neers battled but dropped a hard fought defensive game 36-31 to the visiting Wildcats.
The Mt’neers move to 3-2 on the year with just one contest this week against Big-8 foe East Newton on Tuesday.


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