SAN ANTONIO — The Mount Vernon Tigers advanced to the Class 3A state championship game with a 63-54 win over Santa Rosa in their semifinal Thursday at the Alamodome.

The Tigers (35-1) will face Bowie (32-8) at 10 a.m. Saturday for the title.

Mount Vernon raced into halftime with a nine-point lead, and stretched the lead to 18 with a big third quarter.

Kason Pletcher led Mount Vernon with 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting.

Tyler Cooper added 16 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists, while Brandon Aguilar hit four 3-pointers to finish with 12 points to go along with six rebounds and three assists.

Mount Vernon limited Santa Rosa (24-15) to 32 percent shooting and held a massing 43-24 rebounding edge.

Santa Rosa was led by AB Lozoya, who had 20 points, six steals, three assists, and three rebounds. Ryan Perez chipped in with 14 points and eight boards.

Mount Vernon 63, Santa Rosa 54

Class 3A Semifinal
At Alamodome, San Antonio

Santa Rosa               12    11      9    22    —    54
Mount Vernon            19    13    18    13    —    63
SANTA ROSA (24-15) — AB Lozoya, 20; Ryan Perez, 14; Adam Cavazos, 8; Jonah Agado, 5; Mike Bermea, 3; Jay Guerra, 2; Sam Torres, 2.
MOUNT VERNON (35-1) — Kason Pletcher, 22; Tyler Cooper, 16; Brandon Aguilar, 12; Tyrese Linwood, 6; Mason Lowery, 5; Josh Walters, 2.
THREE-POINT GOALSSanta Rosa: Lozoya (4), Cavazos (2), Perez (2), Agado, Bermea. Mount Vernon: Aguilar (4), Lowery.