ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon varsity girls basketball team picked up an opening round victory in the Region 5-1A Tournament, defeating the WD Mohammed Caliphs 46-26 on Monday evening at the Galloway School.
Mount Vernon jumped out to a 17-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and finished the half on a 13-4 run to lead 30-12 at halftime.
Both squads struggled offensively in the third period, but Mount Vernon still led 37-14.
WD Mohammed won the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough to track down the Mustangs, who snapped a six-game losing streak with the win.
Emily Bloodworth led the team in scoring with 14 points.
Katieanne Peterson was also in double figures with 11 points.
The Mustangs return to action on Tuesday night, Feb. 4, taking on region rival Galloway in the second round of the Region 5-1A Tournament.
Tip-off against the Scots is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Galloway's 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.