ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon varsity girls and boys basketball teams were in action over the weekend, competing in the final two regular season games on the road at Atlanta International on Friday, Feb. 1, before taking on Cross Keys on Saturday, Feb. 2.
In varsity boys action, the Mustangs defeated Atlanta International 77-42 on Friday night.
Mount Vernon jumped out to a 19-9 lead at the end of the first quarter, but a 19-13 run by the Eagles cut the Mustang advantage to 32-25 at halftime.
In the second half, the Mustangs put away the game for good, outscoring the Eagles 45-17 to take the victory.
Jordan Wicker paced the Mustangs with 30 points, including four made 3-pointers.
Teammate Morgan Mulrain finished with 19 points while Alex Morge finished with 10.
On Saturday, Mount Vernon handled Cross Keys with ease, coming away with an 86-18 victory to sweep the season series.
Andrew Douglas led the way for the Mustangs with 21 points, including 10 points in the final quarter.
Wicker posted 13 points, Jacari Douglas tallied nine and Alex Holliday finished with eight.
In varsity girls play, the Mustangs fell to Atlanta International on Friday night 63-50.
The Mustangs trailed 17-8 at the end of the first quarter and 39-24 at intermission.
Mount Vernon won the second half 26-24, but it wasn't enough to dig out of an early hole.
Katieanne Peterson led the team with 25 points and drained three 3-pointers.
Emily Bloodworth totaled eight points while Alex Bloodworth finished with six.
On Saturday, the Mustangs claimed a 64-11 win over Cross Keys to close out the regular season.
Mount Vernon led 36-11 at halftime and held the Indians to just four points in the second half.
Alex Bloodworth led the way with 13 points while Peterson notched 12.
The varsity girls (10-10, 1-5 Reg. 5-1A) and the varsity boys (9-15, 5-3 Reg. 5-1A) will now play in the Region 5-1A Tournament, scheduled for Feb. 4-9 at various locations.
Check www.mountvernonathletics.com and @MV_Athletics on Twitter for updates on the Mustangs in the region tournament.
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.