Sophomore Tracy King scored 12 points and sophomore Courtney Hess added 10, including a back-breaking 3-pointer, as the Mt. Vernon (Va.) Majors rolled to a 46-22 victory over the South Effingham Lady Mustangs in the second day of the Stokes-Brown Toyota-Scion of Bluffton Bobcat Classic on Friday morning.
The Lady Mustangs trailed by 13 and had a chance to cut the lead to 11, but Candice Kennedy’s layup attempt rolled out. The Majors took advantage, as Hess drained a 3 off an offensive rebound with 16 seconds to go in the third quarter to give Mount Vernon a comfortable 35-19 advantage.
King converted a three-point play with 2:34 to go in the game to push the lead to 45-22, and her free throw with 2:12 left gave the Majors their largest and final margin.
Mount Vernon (5-4) opened up a 13-5 lead in the first quarter and took a 24-13 lead.
Whitney Jones led the Lady Mustangs (4-7) with eight points. Kennedy had six points, Katie Durrence scored five and Iesha Reese had three points. Friday’s game tipped off at 9 a.m.
The Lady Mustangs dropped their opener in the tournament to the East Coast Dunkaroos from Australia, falling 51-31.
Jones topped the Lady Mustangs with 11 points. Ciara Knowles added six, Durrence had five points, Kennedy scored three and Reese, Brittany Davis and Katherine Perrin each had two points.
South Effingham will return to Region 3-AAA play Jan. 4 at St. Vincent’s Academy.