The Lady Mustangs continue their run towards a third straight state title today at 12:15 p.m. when they take on Radford in Richmond. Mason advanced to the Virginia High School League Final Four after trouncing Lancaster, 81-43, last Saturday. Keep hitting refresh to follow along with today’s game, as it happens, with real-time updates from the here at FCNP.com. Updates are also available on Facebook and on Twitter @fcnp!
Complete recap of the game is available here.
1:44 p.m.: George Mason High’s girls basketball team was denied a third straight state title today as Radford High, led by 40 points from its star senior Maryah Sydnor, dismantled the Mustangs, 63-36. Mason was led by Stephanie Cheney and Claire Trevisan, each with 8 points. Sydnor hit the 2,000 point mark in her career, and had she not left the game with 3 minutes to go when both teams began clearing their benches, she would have had a shot at the all-time Virginia High School League state championship single game girls scoring record of 47.
1:41 p.m.: In their win, Radford’s Maryah Sydnor hits 2,000 career points.
1:39 p.m.: Final score: Radford 63, Mason 36. Recap upcoming.
1:33 p.m.: Radford’s Sydnor has 40 points with 3:02 left in the game
1:23 p.m.: Sydnor has 30 points after 3, Mason picked up only 4 points in the third quarter. Sydnor also has 11 rebounds.
1:23 p.m.: Radford leads the Mustangs, 48-20 after 3 quarters of play
1:12 p.m.: Sydnor adds 4 more for 28 as Radford extends lead to 44-19 with 3:45 left in the third quarter.
1:02 p.m.: 1st Half Recap: Plagued by turnovers and unable to get its famous fast break offense going, the Mason Mustang girls ran into a buzz saw named Maryah Syndnor who scored 24 points on her own for the Radford Bobcats as they stormed to a 36-16 halftime lead. Mason mustered only 5 points in the second quarter, all from Stephanie Cheney. Lauren Kane has 3 fouls and Ashley Alexander is hobbled with a bruised knee suffered in a first period collision, but is still playing. Mason has been able to get off only two 3-point shots, making one (Rebecca Moot). Sydnor, a senior who is Radford’s tallest player who also functioned as a point guard, hit 10 of 15 from the field and 4-for-4 from the foul line. Overall Radford is 17-33 from the field, and Mason 6-18.
12:56 p.m.: Radford leads the Mustangs at Halftime, 36-16
12:48 p.m.: Big Maryah Sydnor for Radford has 18 points as Radford leads 27-16 w 3:56 in 2nd period. Five points for Masons Stephanie Cheney in the period.
12:42 p.m.: After lst quarter, 16-11 Radford leads the Lady Mustangs. Sub Rebecca Moot scores Mason’s first 5 points, then Lauren Kane adds two 3-point plays and is denied a third when called for an offensive foul. Jitters affecting both teams’ play.
12:37 p.m.: Lauren Kane 3pt play makes it 12-8 Radford at 2:42
12:30 p.m.: Rebecca Moot’s 3pointer at 4:40 breaks Mason scoreless drought, now 7-4 Radford as Moot adds FT at 4:14
12:30 p.m.: Alexander back in the game.
12:29 p.m.: Radford up 3-0 on 3-pt play, Ashley Alexander of Mason knee injured at 6:46 and she’s replaced
12:25 p.m.: Tip off at 12:25
12:04 p.m.: Falls Church’s George Mason High School Mustangs girls basketball team takes the floor of the Siegal Center at Virginia Commonwealth University at 12:15 p.m. today to begin its Final Four bid for a third consecutive Group A Division 2 state championship. The team plays Radford, and if successful will play the Patrick Henry Rebels from the far southwestern Glade Spring. The Rebels defeated East Rockingham in today’s first game.