ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- The Mount Vernon Holiday Basketball Tournament, now in its 37th season, is one of the longest running sports traditions in the DMV.
There were two highly competitive semifinal games on Wednesday evening. Here are the recaps.
Game 1: Florida Air Academy 60, Largo 57
On paper, it looks like the Falcons of Florida Air Academy walked all over the Largo Lions, but that's not exactly what happened.
The Lions had control for a majority of this game. Even with a severe height disadvantage, Largo kept attacking the rim. In the second quarter they outscored the Falcons 18-7. Six-foot guard Derrick Colter's (13 points) quickness on the break forced Florida Air to speed up their tempo, causing several turnovers.
Late in the third quarter, Largo was so content with their seven point lead that the team began a stalling tactic, essentially holding onto the ball for just under two minutes.