SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - The Mount Vernon varsity girls basketball team dropped its first game of the calendar year on Tuesday night, Jan. 8, falling to the Paideia Pythons 54-37 in region play at the Glenn Campus Gymnasium.
Paideia's Christina Walker and Kai Carter proved to be too much for the Mustangs, combining for 48 of Paideia's 54 points in the contest.
The Pythons led 12-5 at the end of the first quarter and pushed the lead to eight with a 16-15 run in the second period for a 28-20 halftime lead.
In the second half, the Mustang offense struggled to keep up the pace as the Pythons finished the contest on a 26-15 spurt to take the win.
Carter finished with 25 points to lead all scorers while teammate Walker dropped in 23 points.
Katieanne Peterson totaled 11 points to lead the Mustangs.
Jane Holliday added six points while Skyler Tiffin dropped in five points as well.
With the victory, the Pythons (14-1, 2-0 Reg. 5-1A) pushed their winning streak to five games and an 8-0 record on the road.
Mount Vernon (6-5, 1-1 Reg. 5-1A) returns to action on Friday, Jan. 10, hosting the Atlanta Classical Cavaliers in another Region 5-1A match-up.
Tip off is slated for 6 p.m. at the Glenn Campus Gymnasium.
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.
PAIDEIA 54, MOUNT VERNON 37
PS: 12-16-10-16 -- 54
MV: 5-15-6-11 -- 37
Paideia: Kai Carter 25, Christina Walker 23, Lauren Eastman 2, Hunter Furman 2, Helen Latting 2.
Mount Vernon: Katieanne Peterson 11, Jane Holliday 6, Skyler Tiffin 5, Alex Bloodworth 4, Emily Bloodworth 4, Madeline Hudgins 4, MC Springer 2, Jessicka Woods 1.
3-Pointers: Paideia 1 (Carter); Mount Vernon 1 (Peterson).
Records: Mount Vernon 6-5, 1-1 Reg. 5-1A; Paideia 14-1, 2-0 Reg. 5-1A.
Next: Atlanta Classical at Mount Vernon, 6 p.m., Friday.