In the girls first game of the day, Mount Vernon vs. Kingston of Section 9.
The game is about to be underway… Mount Vernon enters the first round bracket matchup with a record of 4-1, while Kingston comes in at 3-1.
Mount Vernon’s starting lineup:
Update 1: Mount Vernon started the game off on a 10-0 run, before Kingston finally got on the board. Sade King is leading the way through the first couple of minutes with eight points. With 3 minutes left in the first quarter, the Knights lead 13-6.
Update 2: Mount Vernon is in control of this game early on, leading 19-6 with about a minute remaining in the first quarter.
Update 3: Kingston gets its eighth foul of the game, and Vester makes them pay sinking both shots from the foul line to increase the Knights’ lead 23-6 at the end of the first quarter.
Update 4: Mount Vernon started the second quarter with both King and Gordon sitting on the bench, but both re-enter two minutes in…25-11 after a 3-point basket by Kingston’s Lyric Blanch.
Update 5: King displaying all her weapons in this game…her speed, ability to strip the ball, her on-court vision and ability to finish at the hoop. The Knights have a 32-14 lead with 2:30 left in the second quarter.
Update 6: End of the first half with Mount Vernon leading 34-19. At the half, King leads the Knights with 12 points and four assists. Chyna Johnson has six points and Gordon has five points with seven boards and two blocks.
Update 7: We are about a minute away from the start of the second half.
Update 8: Mount Vernon started the half a little too aggressive collecting a couple of quick fouls in the first two minutes of play.
Update 9: Brittney Williams a nice dish to Gordon in the paint to give the Knights a 38-23 lead.
Update 10: Kingston’s Sarah Galloway converts on two-straight 3-point plays and Lyric Blanch hits a 3-pointer on the following series to pull the Tigers within eight points with 2:14 left in the third quarter. The Knights lead 40-32 and call a good timeout here to try and slow Kingston down.
Update 11: Kingston’s Tricia Sentar gets two from the line and makes it an 11-0 run for the Tigers, 40-34
Update 12: Gordon ends the Tigers’ 11-0 run with a basket in the paint.
Update 13: King just misses a 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter on a ball that rimmed out. Three quarters down and Mount Vernon holds onto a 42-34 lead.
Update 14: The Knights extend their lead to 11 with 5:45 left in the game.
Update 15: Gordon picks up her fourth foul of the game…Galloway on the line hits 2 of 2 to pull the Tigers within six (48-42). Kingston calls a 30 second timeout.
Update 16: Mount Vernon calls a full timeout with 4:46 left in the game.
Update 17: Kingston continues to up the pressure…Trisha Sentar pulls the Tigers back within six (51-45). There’s 3:11 left in the game.
Update 17: King went down grabbing her ankle, but is back on the court and shows she’s fine by hitting a 3-pointer. On the next series, King drives to the hoop and hits a mid-range jumper, before Sentar hits a deep 2 for the Tigers (56-47) with 1:53 left.
Update 18: Kingston calls a timeout after Gordon gets fouled to go to the line. Gordon goes 1 of 2 from the line to increase the Knights’ lead to 10 points.
Update 19: Mount Vernon holds on for the first round tournament win to defeat Kingston 61-52.
Mount Vernon awaits the winner of Irvington/Jamestown for the championship tomorrow at 4 p.m.