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Mount Vernon Sports Briefs

<b>Mount Vernon Boys 2-0 in District</b>

The Mount Vernon boys basketball team defeated Wakefield 69-57 on Tuesday to improve its National District record to 2-0.

Skylar Jones led the Majors with 24 points and 10 rebounds. He also had five steals. Jesse Konadu finished with 20 points and six rebounds, and Dylan Bischoff scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds. Robert Smith had nine points and five steals.

Mount Vernon improved its overall record to 6-2. The Majors went 2-1 during their holiday tournament, defeating Robinson (77-61, Dec. 26) and Stonewall Jackson (79-66, Dec. 28) while losing to Paul VI (60-56, Dec. 29). Both Mount Vernon losses have come against Paul VI.

Mount Vernon travels to face Yorktown at 7:45 p.m. Friday.

<b>MV Girls Win in Return to Virginia</b>

The Mount Vernon girls basketball team defeated Wakefield 68-33 on Tuesday. It was the Majors first game in Virginia since splitting four games during a holiday tournament in Westlake Village, Calif., on Dec. 26 and 28-30.

Tracy King and Jasmine McDonald each scored 12 points for Mount Vernon. King returned to action for the first time during the holiday tournament after suffering a torn ACL in last season’s regional tournament.

Senior point guard Jalinda Venable finished with eight points. Venable returned to action during the holiday tournament after being suspended from the team during the first three games. Lafatima Gray and Tiffany Webster each scored six points.

Mount Vernon (5-3 overall, 2-0 National District) hosts Yorktown at 7:45 p.m. Friday.

<b>West Potomac Boys Even District Record</b>

The West Potomac boys basketball team defeated Robinson 67-53 on Tuesday, evening the Wolverines’ Patriot District record at 1-1.

Martez Redfearn scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for West Potomac (5-4). Daryl Copeland finished with 16 points.

"I thought we played a pretty good second half," Wolverines coach David Houston III said.

West Potomac hosts Annandale at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

<b>MV Baseball Camp Approaching</b>

The 2010 Mount Vernon High School baseball camp for ages 7-18 will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Jan. 24, 27 and Feb. 7 at the Mount Vernon Field House. The cost is $125 for three sessions.

For registration information, go to mountvernonsports.org or contact Luke Sable at lcsable@fcps.edu or by calling 703-405-5497.

<b>Umpires Needed</b>

Northern Virginia Baseball Umpires Association (NVBUA) is in need of officials for baseball and volleyball. Umpires are needed for colleges, men’s leagues, high schools and youth recreational leagues. Experience is helpful but not required. Formal classroom and on-the-job training will be provided. Classes will begin in mid-February. Umpires are needed for all communities in the greater Washington D.C. Metro area. Support your local community's sports leagues by signing up. Call Ken Williams (703-400-3232) for more information or go to umpires.org to fill out a "New Ump" form.