ALPHARETTA, Ga. - The Mount Vernon varsity girls basketball team opened the season with a bang, defeating the King's Ridge Christian School Tigers 66-49 at the Student Center Gymnasium on Friday, Nov. 8.
Mount Vernon jumped out to a 21-10 lead at the end of the first quarter but King's Ridge clawed back into the game, winning second half 19-14 for a 35-29 contest in favor of the Mustangs at intermission.
The Mustangs won the second half 31-20 to take the victory.
Sophie Smith led all scorers, scoring 47 of the Tigers' 49 points.
Smith racked up seven 3-pointers and was 18-for-23 from the free throw line.
Katieanne Peterson led all Mustangs with 23 points, including three 3-pointers.
Alex Bloodworth totaled 13 points (two 3-pointes) and Gracie Hudgins finished with nine points.
The Mustangs (1-0) are back in action on Tuesday, Nov. 12, hosting Tallulah Falls in the home opener.
Tip-off against the Indians is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Mount Vernon's Upper Campus Gymnasium.
The Mount Vernon Athletic Department strives to build the student-athlete by providing a five-star experience built on community, courage, development, 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.