ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon varsity girls and boys basketball teams picked up victories on Friday night, Jan. 10, defeating the Atlanta Classical Cavaliers at home before falling to the Marist School War Eagles on Saturday, Jan. 11 on the road
The varsity girls team defeated Atlanta Classical 53-20.
The Mustangs jumped out to a 12-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and never relinquished it.
A 20-7 run in the second quarter put Mount Vernon ahead 32-9 at halftime.
The Mustangs closed out the game on a 23-11 run the earn the win.
Katieanne Peterson led all scorers with 17 points, including three 3-pointers.
Jessicka Woods added eight points while Alex Bloodworth dropped in six points.
On Saturday, the Mustangs (7-6) fell to Marist 61-30.
Emily Bloodworth paced the squad with eight points while Sarah Sims finished with five points.
In varsity boys competition, Mount Vernon started the weekend with a convincing 85-31 victory over Atlanta Classical.
Mount Vernon struggled at the start but still led at the end of the first period 6-4.
A 26-8 run in the second quarter propelled the Mustangs to a 32-14 advantage at intermission.
The Mustangs continued to pad their lead, ending the game on an impressive 53-17 run to earn the victory.
Four players posted double-figures in scoring for the Mustangs: Morgan Mulrain 17, Jordan Wicker 13, Alex Holliday 11 and Cole Dewey 10.
In Saturday's contest, the Mustangs (6-11) fell to Marist 56-33.
Mulrain led the team in scoring with 13 while Wicker dropped in nine points.
The varsity girls and boys basketball teams return to action on Tuesday, Jan. 15, traveling to Holy Innocents for a key region contest.
Tip off for the varsity girls game is scheduled for 6 p.m. with the varsity boys to follow at 7:30 p.m.
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.