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Girls basketball’s season ends at states quarterfinal

Mason defends the ball after the other team gets the rebound.

Erin Dean, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2020

After reaching the States tournament for the first time in two years, the girls Varsity basketball team’s run ended at their game this Friday against Booker T. Washington, falling 45-48 in overtime. The team went down fighting - at the end of regulation, the score was tied 41-41 after coming back...

A preview of Friday’s girls basketball game vs. Booker T. Washington

The girls basketball team hoists their regional championship trophy. They play Friday night in the state quarterfinal against Booker T. Washington.

Carter Mackinnon, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

The Mason girls varsity basketball team is playing Friday in the state quarterfinals against Booker T. Washington High School. After setting high expectations after a trip to the regional semifinals last year, the Mustangs have already exceeded expectations this year. George Mason has a record ...

An evening in the shadow of Coach Bravin

Bravin talks to Dan Forgas

Sam Mostow, Sports Editor

February 27, 2020

I walked into the Pit sixty-three minutes before the start of the first game of Friday night’s boys and girls basketball playoff doubleheader. This evening, instead of being a casual fan, I was here to shadow Athletic Director Ms. Julie Bravin for the evening. After walking in, I was quickly greet...

Scenes from boys basketball senior night

Player goes up for the rebound.

Stella Turner, Features Editor

February 20, 2020

Check out the best moments from the boys basketball senior night, where Mason routed Warren County, 78-51.

Midseason NBA power rankings

Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrates

Jack Calabrese, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

  1.Milwaukee Bucks    As long as they stay healthy, the Bucks will stay in the top spot for the remainder of the regular season. Giannis Anetntekumpo is yet again an MVP candidate, and their role players have fit in beautifully to their system.  2. Los Angeles Lakers ...

New coach, new team

The basketball team gets ready for their game.

Carter Mackinnon, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2020

The George Mason boys varsity basketball team prepares to play their 15th game of the season against Central (Woodstock) tonight at 7:30 in the pit. After a 19-9 season last year, the Mustangs lost some key graduating seniors, including Max Ashton, Hollman Smith, Jay Nesson, Scott Graffam, Connor Fletchall...

Mason basketball beats the Generals in close overtime game

Player squats and bites his fists.

Maggie Traverse and Jay Nesson

January 15, 2019

Mason basketball defeats the 5A Washington and Lee Generals in huge overtime win 82-79. In this Thursday night game on December 20, the team offense and defense finally fully clicked to give Mason the confidence that they needed in such a big game. Clutch shots and crucial stops resulted in Mason coming...

Girls basketball enters a new era

Julia Rosenberger celebrates the win with teammates Agnes Jagerskog (left) and Bella Paradiso (14). (Photo by Maggie Traverse)

Emma McDonald, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2018

As nine varsity players have graduated and left the previous season, the varsity girls basketball team has had a lot of new changes building the team up for this season. Nicole Bloomgarden, Elizabeth Dodge, Victoria Rund, Claire Trundle, Jenna Short, and Bella Ashton were all senior players on the vars...

Short stack: Boys basketball preview

A basketball team stands in a line.

Caleb Parnell

December 7, 2018

As the George Mason boys varsity basketball team prepares to play their fourth game of the season tonight against Loudon County tonight at 7:30 in the pit, it’s important to notice the drastic difference in the team’s lineup this year. While the team sports some of the same talent as last year, i...

Women’s basketball needs to be as big as men’s

Women playing basketball

Sam Mostow, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018

Women’s sports have always played second fiddle to their male counterparts. This is especially true for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), the parent organization of the WNBA. The women work just as hard as the men, sometimes playing i...

Ball (and the outdoors) is life: Nate Ogle

Ball (and the outdoors) is life: Nate Ogle

Jay Nesson, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2018

Most people only know Nate Ogle as the “good looking” assistant basketball coach or the guy who looks kinda looks like Post Malone. At the Clarke game, he said six people had made comments to him saying he looked like Post Malone.   Ogle volunteered as last years assistant boys varsity ...

Girls basketball closes season one point short from State Final

Girls basketball closes season one point short from State Final

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

March 15, 2018

The Mason girls basketball team ended their season by a single point to Buffalo Gap in the state semifinal game on Tuesday, March 6, after leading by six points in the last quarter. “It definitely was disappointing that we lost so close to the end,” senior forward Jenna Short said. ”We wanted ...

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