Aurora Lady Houn’s rebound with Mt. Vernon trouncing, now impressive 20-3

Skylan Akins

Aurora junior Makena Hall nails a trey last week against Mt. Vernon.

Monday, Feb. 5, was the first meeting between the Mt. Vernon Lady Mt’neers and the Aurora Lady Houn’s since February of 2022 when Aurora downed the defending state runner ups 40-36, after the Lady Mt’neers season ended prematurely a year ago.
The seventh-ranked Aurora Lady Houn’s were quick to strike, as they scored and forced a Mt. Vernon turnover on the first five times down the court. It started with a pair of Kylee Cole threes, with a bucket from Allyssa Burch and Kena Hall sandwiched between, and Aurora held a 10-0 lead before two minutes even came off the clock. Hall would get another basket and Jaysa Ernest got two points to fall before Mt. Vernon’s Cheyenne Bieber hit a three to get Mt. Vernon on the board, but Aurora led 15-3. Another 5-0 run from Aurora would give the Lady Houns a 20-5 lead after one quarter.
Aurora extended their lead to 41-20 at the half.
Aurora continued the domination in the second half. A 12-2 run to open the quarter essentially salted away any hope of a miraculous second half comeback. Aurora took a 55-27 lead into the fourth quarter before the turbo clock melted away the fourth quarter for a 67-35 Aurora win in the rivalry game.
After coming over from East Newton in 2022 and Mt. Vernon not having a team, this was Aurora coach Jason Cole’s, and daughter Kylee Cole’s, first experience in the Aurora-Mt. Vernon rivalry and it lived up to expectations, but they were just happy to get a win.
Cole led the way with 25 points and was the lone Lady Houn with double digits. Kena Hall, Jaelyn Earnest, Jaysa Earnest, and Allyssa Burch all had eight followed by Kylee Phelps and Brooke Blevins who finished with five and four.
Cheyenne Bieber led the way for Mt. Vernon with 21 points. Addie Hall added in six, followed by Emmie Schubert’s four. Ryleigh Misemer and Audrey Bittle each finished with two.
After the victory over Mt. Vernon, Aurora was able to maintain focus and dominated the Reeds Spring Lady Wolves, Thursday night, 53-39.
The Lady Houn’s improve to 20-3 overall with just three games left in the regular season. They will take on Cassville, Monday before traveling to Lamar on Thursday.


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