LIVE BLOG: Lady Mustang Quarterfinal State Game – 1pm, Saturday, 3/2

Falls Church Times contributor Steve Briese live blogs the quarterfinal game of the VHSL Girls State Basketball Tournament between defending champion George Mason High School Mustangs and the Northumberland Indians, from Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, VA.


Start time – 1pm, Saturday, March 1, 2013

Starting five for the Mustangs

Stephanie Cheney

Julianna Rollo

Ava Roth

Jaya Chavern

Katie Goodwin


6:00, 1st quarter – Jaya Chavern opens the scoring for Mason with a three.  Score is 3-3.

3:00, 1st quarter – both defenses tight, Mason leads 10 -5

2:05, 1st quarter, Stephanie Cheney gets a 3 the old fashioned way, Mason leads 17-7.

End of 1st quarter, Mason leads 21-10.


4:45 2nd quarter – Julianna Rollo nails a three and Mason leads 26-15.

3:28 2nd quarter – Stephanie Cheney sinks two free throws for a 28-15 lead.

1:22 2nd quarter:  Emily Lubnow scores for a 34-17 lead.

0:08, 2nd quarter:  Jaya Chavern is fouled shooting a FG, makes all three shots from the charity stripe.

End of 2nd quarter:  39-17 Mason leads.

Balanced scoring in 1st half, 9 players have scored, led by Stephanie 15, Jaya 8.


7:32 3rd quarter – Ava Opens the scoring with a steal and fast break layup for a 41-17 Mason lead.  Plus a GREAT ball fake.

4:30 3rd quarter – Stephanie feeds Katie Goodwin in the paint for two.  49-20 lead.

1:52 3rd quarter – Katie Goodwin scores again in the paint and Mason leads 55-24.

0:15 3rd quarter Shelby Fields hits a 2 from the baseline.

End of 3rd quarter Mason has a 29 point lead, 57-28.


7:19  4th quarter – Stephanie Cheney blocks another shot to continue Mason’s dominance under the basket.

4:40, 4th quarter – Ava feeds Emily Lubnow for a another 2 in the paint.  Mason 64, Northumberland 31.

2:30, 4th quarter.  Mason leads 66-32 on a Jaya feed to Emily on the baseline.

FINAL:  Mustangs 68, Indians 35


Stephanie 25 points

Katie 12

Jaya 10

Emily 6

Ava 4

Shelby 4

Juliana 3

Maya 2

Gen 2

The Lady Mustangs will play again next Friday morning at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in the VHSL State Championship  Final Four.  Their opponent will be determined by other quarterfinal play this weekend.  The winner of Friday’s semifinal game will move on to the State Championship match on Saturday, March 9 at VCU.

March 1, 2013 


2 Responses to “LIVE BLOG: Lady Mustang Quarterfinal State Game – 1pm, Saturday, 3/2”

  1. Bil Brew, Falls Church on March 3rd, 2013 11:09 am

    Great game – the girls showed how to play and win as a team.

    On to Richmond – here’s hoping the team can keep rolling.

    A good story in today’s Post (p. D8 in the print edition) about the game —

  2. TFC on March 3rd, 2013 12:32 pm

    Way ta go

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