A nook of opportunity was all that was needed and Mt. Vernon nabbed it to nudge past Danville 36-34 in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.

There was no room for doubt as the Yellow Jackets added to their advantage with a 7-5 margin in the closing period.

The Yellow Jackets' edge showed as they carried a 31-27 lead into the fourth quarter.

Mt. Vernon's offense jumped to a 22-18 lead over Danville at halftime.

The first quarter gave the Yellow Jackets a 9-8 lead over the Blue Devils.

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