Impressive In Team's Loss To White Plains

Reporter Brian Towey describes the game of Kevin Jones of Mount Vernon High School ...

White Plains' 75-70 defeat of Mount Vernon on Monday broke a streak of 12 straight losses, dating back to 2001. Despite the crushing loss for the Knights, junior power forward Kevin Jones did just about everything in his power to extend that streak, putting on a shooting display.<> Jones tallied 34 points on 13-of-17 shooting from the field (4-for-6 three-point, 4-for-6 from the line). Jones had it working from mid-range in the first half, and scored 15 third quarter points to help Mount Vernon climb back from a halftime deficit, hitting a succession of three-pointers and collecting a slew of putback buckets.

Jones was very active around the hoop in the second half, showing a nice touch in close and rebounding in and out of his area.

But what was really eye-catching was the shooting performance. Jones caught fire early in the game, and kept on connecting throughout. White Plains threw a variety of zones at Mount Vernon, and Jones was the one guy who continually burned them from the perimeter. Mount Vernon's guards kept finding him on the wing, and time and again he knocked shots down.

The face-up four-man has extended his shooting range past the arc. And if Monday's performance is any indication, Jones' stock, which has risen throughout the winter, should continue to climb.

St. John's locally has been involved and has offered Kevin a scholarship as has national power Kentucky. So his recruiting process goes from North to South currently.


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