Mount Vernon Claims First-Ever State Championship
SAN ANTONIO — The Mount Vernon Lady Tigers claimed their first-ever girls basketball state championship Saturday with a 51-47 win over Marlin in the Class 3A title game at the Alamodome.
Mount Vernon (27-9), which shot 50 percent from the field, took control in the third quarter but a Marlin (32-8) surge in the fourth sent the Lady Tigers to a deficit.
Danielle Nobles’ layup with 6:47 remaining gave Marlin a 40-35 lead, but a trio of 3-pointers helped Mount Vernon regain the lead for good.
Samantha Lowry’s 3-point shot trimmed the deficit to 40-38, and Tyraven Linwood’s basket from beyond the arc gave Mount Vernon a 46-43 lead with 3:07 to play.
Alissa Hill led the Lady Tigers with 13 points and seven rebounds, Coffey added 12 points and two assists, while Linwood finished with 11 points and four boards.
Mount Vernon assisted on 13 of its 20 made field goals, and was 6-of-13 from 3-point range.
Marlin’s Mystique Womack led all scorers with 21 points. Dyneisha Bailey and Nobles chipped in with 10 points apiece in the loss.
Mount Vernon 51, Marlin 47
Class 3A State Championship
At Alamodome, San Antonio
Mount Vernon 13 11 11 16 — 51
Marlin 14 9 15 9 — 47
MOUNT VERNON (27-9) — Alissa Hill, 13; Annie Coffey, 12; Tyraven Linwood, 11; Samantha Lowry, 9; Madisen Hatch, 4; Rylee Keys, 2.
MARLIN (32-8) — Mystique Womack, 21; Dyneisha Bailey, 10; Danielle Nobles, 10; Keirrae Davis, 3; Aniya Williams, 3.
THREE-POINT GOALS — Mount Vernon: Linwood (3), Coffey (2), Lowry. Marlin: Womack (4), Bailey (2), Davis.