Friday, March 8, 2013
Regular schedule keeps Mustangs loose for game against Floyd County High.
The gym wasn’t theirs but the George Mason High Mustangs kept their daily schedule about the same. An afternoon practice at a high school in Richmond before a meal and settling in for the night at the team hotel, Head Coach LaBryan Thomas said his team is loose and ready for Floyd County High in the Virginia High School League Basketball Tournament semifinals. The two teams tipoff Friday morning at 10:30 at the Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. “I think we should be alright,” Thomas said. Thomas stressed his team has to push the ball to beat Floyd County’s pressure. He said if his team can do that in front of three busloads of fans from Falls Church, they can win the game. “We have to break their pressure,” …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Mustangs rolled over Northumberland High 68-35 in the quarterfinals Saturday.
If the George Mason High School Mustangs can beat Floyd County High’s defense on Friday, they will play for their second consecutive championship. The Mustangs beat Northumberland High 68-35 Saturday in the Virginia High School League Basketball State Tournament to reach the semifinals. Tip off for the game in Richmond is 10:30 a.m. “Friday is going to be a tough one,” said LaBryan Thomas, head basketball coach of the Mustangs. “Floyd County is pretty good.” Thomas said Floyd County has 14 girls on the roster and they play all 14 in the course of a game. He said they’re the best team he’s seen all season. Against Northumberland, Stephanie Cheney scored 23 points and grabbed 20 rebounds and Katie Goodwin, who also had a double double, …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Mustangs beat Clarke County 56-38 for fifth time this season.
For the fifth time this season George Mason High School beat Bull Run District foe Clarke County High but this win propelled the Lady Mustangs into the quarterfinals of the Virginia High School League State Tournament. The Mustangs, defending state champions, defeated Clarke 56-38. Mason plays next Saturday at Robinson High School but Head Coach LaBryan Thomas wasn’t sure Saturday night when or who his team plays next. “The win was great,” Thomas said. “We got into a little foul trouble early but we got over that.” Stephanie led the Lady Mustangs with 23 points and Katie Goodwin scored 15.
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Mustangs meet Clarke High for the fifth time this season, but must beat the team to make it back to Richmond.
The George Mason High School Mustangs are moving onto the Region B Tournament finals Saturday after beating Chatham High on Thursday night, 64-46. The Mustangs will face Bull Run District foe Clarke High School for the fifth time this season — and in order to get to the Virginia High School League Tournament in Richmond and continue their title defense, the Mustangs have to beat them. Mason has beaten Clarke in the four meetings this season. “It’s Clarke,” Mason Head Basketball Coach LaBryan Thomas said. “We know them like a book and they know us like a book. It’s difficult to beat a team that many times in a row.” Mason’s all-time leading scorer Stephanie Cheney added to her 2,002 career points Thursday with a game-high 31 against Chatham…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Mustangs career scoring leader Stephanie Cheney scores 28 points on senior night.
The George Mason High School Lady Mustangs got their seventh consecutive win and on senior night at home Monday with a 54-25 win over Manassas Park High. Senior Stephanie Cheney led the Lady Mustangs with 28-points. The University of Pennsylvania basketball signee also inched closer to the 2,000-point mark and she’s now less than 100 points away from reaching the milestone. Katie Goodwin and Emily Garrett added six points each for Mason. Head Coach LaBryan Thomas said losing five seniors, including Cheney, might present a challenge next season. “Next year is going to be tough,” Thomas said. The Lady Mustangs earned their 17th win on the season heading into Thursday’s first round of the Bull Run District Tournament at home against …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Mustangs couldn’t hold a seven-point halftime lead Thursday night.
The George Mason High Mustangs shot out of the gates early against visiting Bull Run District foe Manassas Park High on Thursday but managed to lose 53-45. The Mustangs took a 31-24 lead into the half but the Cougars came out fighting. “I told them at half time we had to come back,” Manassas Park Head Coach George Bailey said. “We made some adjustments and that helped. They played great after the half.” The Cougars inched past the Mustangs in the third quarter, taking a 42-38 lead into the final quarter. A Sam Selby three-pointer put Mason up 43-42 with 5:48 left in the game, it wasn’t enough. Myles Durr lead all scores with 15 points for Manassas Park and Douglas Leonard chipped in 9 points. Nick Bourbeau led Mason with 11 points and Will…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Mustangs play next home game on Wednesday.
The George Mason High School girls’ basketball team won their home opener Friday night against visiting Bull Run District foe Clarke County High 49-46. The Mustangs will play their next home game Wednesday against another Bull Run opponent, Central Woodstock High. Check out the action from Friday’s game! Keep up with Falls Church news and events with the Patch email newsletter. Learn more here!
Friday, November 16, 2012
Lady Mustangs return two starters from last year’s championship team.
Stephanie Cheney and Ashley Alexander are the only returning starters from last season’s George Mason High girls state championship team. With three starters gone from last year’s team — Leah Roth, Lauren Kane and Krista Kelly — Cheney, a University of Pennsylvania basketball commit, said this season’s Mustang team will still compete. The team has started gelling through the first few days of practice. “We can’t replace them but hopefully we can make up the ground,” Cheney said. En route to their 50-47 win over Gate City High in the Virginia High School League Group A Division 2 championship game in March, the Mustangs won their fourth consecutive Bull Run District championship. Head Coach LaBryan Thomas also picked up some hardware last …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Noel Obusan’s held his first ever two-day free basketball camp for kids in his native country.
On his return trip to his native Philippines, former George Mason High hoops standout Noel Obusan didn’t arrive empty handed. No, he didn’t come baring gifts of swank T-shirts or snap-back hats. Obusan, reigning Bull Run District Player of the Year, brought the game of basketball. For two days he ran the Noel “Dadi” Obusan Free Basketball Clinic for kids in Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines. “Basically the whole Obusan family helped, my cousins, uncles and dad helped me a lot since they helped coach and they were my translators,” Obusan said Monday from the Philippines through email. “Then, my mom, aunts and cousins helped prepare some snacks and foods for the campers to keep them hydrated and stuffed since there was no such thing as a …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Mason heading to Region B semifinals against Central Woodstock.
George Mason’s defense was too much for the eighth seeded Goochland High Wednesday as the Mustangs won 68-35. The Mustangs advance to the semifinals Friday night against Central Woodstock. The game will be held at Strasburg High at 7 p.m. Senior Lauren Kane led the Mustangs in scoring with 20-points and junior Stephanie Cheney scored 13-points. Ashley Alexander scored 10-points in Mason’s win. Check out some of the action from Wednesday’s game.