By Drew Costley
George Mason High School’s girls varsity basketball team bested two district opponents in the past week. The Mustangs beat Clarke County High School 41-30 last Thursday before crushing Central High School 67-37 on Tuesday.
George Mason is undefeated in Bull Run District play and has all but secured the Bull Run District regular season title. For the team to lose the season title, the Mustangs would have to lose their remaining district games and Madison County High School would have to win its remaining games. Even if the teams finished the season tied in the Bull Run District standings, George Mason beat the Mountaineers twice this season, which would give them the tiebreaker.
Coach LaBryan Thomas knew the importance of the game against the Clarke County Eagles going into the match-up. If the Mustangs win the regular season title, they would secure home court advantage, the top seed in the district playoffs, and host the district tournament.
“It’s big because you get more fans, everyone’s cheering for you,” Thomas said. “We play a lot better at home, especially the younger players. [And] you get to host the tournament, look at the other teams and see how they’re playing.”
The Mustangs play Strasburg High School tonight at home and travel to Rappahannock County High School next Tuesday for another district match-up.