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MUSTANGS SWEEP SEASON OPENER AGAINST CROSS KEYS INDIANS

Mustangs Sweep Season Opener Against Cross Keys Indians

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MV Athletics | 11/16/2018

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - The Mount Vernon varsity girls and boys basketball teams opened up the 2018-19 season at home on Thursday night, Nov. 15, hosting the 5A Cross Keys Indians at the Glenn Campus Gymnasium.

Both squads took care of business in convincing fashion, with the varsity girls winning 80-4 followed by the varsity boys with a 78-12 triumph.

In the girls contest, the Mustangs jumped out to a 26-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Mount Vernon matched that point total in the second frame while allowing just two points for a 52-2 halftime advantage.

In the second half, the Mustangs outscored the Indians 28-2 to seal the victory.

Five players scored in double figures for Mount Vernon: Gracis Hudgins (12), Katieanne Peterson (12), Jessicka Woods (12), MC Springer (11) and Jane Holliday (10).

In the nightcap, the varsity boys took down the Indians 78-12 behind a strong opening half.

Mount Vernon led 38-2 at the end of the first quarter and rattled off a 16-4 run in the second period for a 54-6 halftime lead.

The Mustangs won the second half 24-6 to take the win.

Morgan Mulrain and Alex Morge led the Mustang in scoring, both dropping in 21 points.

Morge scored all of his points on 3-pointers (7) while Mulrain hit four from downtown.

Jordan Wicker posted 20 points in his Mustang debut as well.

Mulrain, Morge and Wicker each picked up three steals in Thursday's contest. Wicker totaled five rebounds while Mulrain pulled down three.

The varsity girls (1-0) return to action Friday, Nov. 16, hosting the Pinecrest Academy Paladins at 1:30 p.m. at the Glenn Campus Gymnasium.

Both teams will close out play before the Thanksgiving break on Saturday, Nov. 17, hosting the 5A Riverwood Raiders at 3:30 p.m. (varsity girls) and 5 p.m. (varsity boys).

The Mount Vernon Athletic Department strives to build the student-athlete by providing a five-star experience built on community, relentlessness, innovation, hospitality and professionalism. As a school of inquiry, innovation and impact grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college-ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders. For more information on Mount Vernon athletics, visit www.mountvernonathletics.com and follow @MV_Athletics on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news on the Mustangs.


BOX SCORES:

VARSITY GIRLS
MOUNT VERNON 80, CROSS KEYS 4

CK 0-2-0-2 -- 4
MV 26-26-18-10 -- 80

Cross Keys: Ashley Nino 2, Jalen McClain 2.

Mount Vernon: Gracie Hudgins 12, Katieanne Peterson 12, Jessicka Woods 12, MC Springer 11, Jane Holiday 10, Skyler Tiffin 6, Emily Bloodworth 4, Olivia Ramsey 4, Annabel McCarthy 4, Lauren Waters 2, Sarah Sims 2, Alex Bloodworth 1.

3-Pointers: Mount Vernon 1 (Katieanne Peterson).

Records: Mount Vernon 1-0, Cross Keys 0-1.

Next: Pinecrest at Mount Vernon, 1:30 p.m., Friday.


VARSITY BOYS
MOUNT VERNON 78, CROSS KEYS 12

CK 2-4-3-3 -- 12
MV 38-16-15-9 -- 78

Cross Keys: Souleymane Dioh 5, Andrew Burga 3, Erik Casarubias 2, Isidrio Hernandez 1, Brian Garcia 1.

Mount Vernon: Alex Morge 21, Morgan Mulrain 21, Jordan Wicker 20, Cole Forrest 4, Trey Tiffin 4, Brandon Benn 2, Bryce Cumming 2, Cole Dewey 2, Robbie Long 2, Hayden France 1.

3-Pointers: Mount Vernon 12 (Alex Morge 7, Morgan Mulrain 4, Jordan Wicker 1).

Records: Mount Vernon 1-0, Cross Keys 0-1.

Next: Riverwood at Mount Vernon, 5 p.m., Saturday.
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