As unusual and unwelcome as a Covid-cautious season could be, the girls basketball team for the City of Falls Church’s high school was happy to walk away from it with a Class 3 state title after a 65-49 victory over Spotswood High School on Saturday night.
School may not be face-to-face quite yet, but the return of high school sports a month ago have given students a much-anticipated sense of normalcy.
The senior competition will begin on Jan. 14 and conclude on Jan. 17. Junior competition will take place on Jan. 20 and 21. There will be no spectators, but the seats will be filled with cardboard cutouts and fans were encouraged to submit their pictures for the cutouts. The sound of applause will be piped in.
Mason clawed back into contention by tying the game at 41 and sending it into overtime, but the Mustangs never led during the period and were ultimately outdone by the visitors from Norfolk.
Rollins’ back-to-back three-pointers pushed Mason ahead 35-28 with 3:28 remaining and came at just the right time as the Tigers had cut into the Mustangs’ 27-21 lead that started off the fourth quarter.
Mason’s girls have to exorcise some demons from last year’s near-berth to the state tournament, while one poor quarter torpedoed Mason’s boys postseason in the opening game.
The George Mason High School’s boys and girls swim teams placed 8th out of 30 teams at their first-ever berth in the Class 3 State swimming and diving championship last weekend in Richmond.
George Mason High School’s boys basketball team didn’t show much love to Warren County High School by giving it a 78-51 walloping on Valentine’s Day.
George Mason High School’s girls basketball team had a successful senior night with a convincing 45-24 win over the visiting Central High School Tuesday.
A decisive 49-48 loss was handed to George Mason High School’s girls basketball team on the road against William Monroe High School last Friday.