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Girls Basketball Mustangs Start Season With Back-to-Back Wins

The George Mason High School girls varsity basketball team is off to another fast start under head coach LaBryan Thomas, winning their first two games.

In the first game, the Mustangs blew out the Broad Run High School Spartans 53-34 on Dec. 1. The damage could have been worse if the Mustangs didn’t have first half foul trouble.

Among the players in early foul trouble was reigning Bull Run District Player of the Year Stephanie Cheney. Cheney sat for most of the second quarter after picking up her second foul, but still managed to lead all scorers with a game-high 15 points.

Players sitting out for fouls allowed freshman Katie Goodwin to play some meaningful minutes in her varsity debut. Goodwin took full advantage of her opportunity by scoring nine points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Senior Leah Roth contributed nine points in the opening win.

The following day, the Mustangs won a hard-fought 54-50 game over Yorktown High School. The Mustangs were led by Cheney’s game-high 28 points to get the win.

The Mustangs will play their next two games on the road and will not play their next home game until Dec. 14, when they will host the team from Madison County High School.

Results from the team’s Dec. 7 game against Freedom High School were not available at press time.

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