Wade Moody scored 27 of his game-high 32 points in the second half, as Mount Airy (7-7) lit up the scoreboard to the tune of 51 second-half points.
Moody drained three 3-pointers and went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line in the final quarter. Tanner Joyce hit a hoop and ensuing foul shot with a minute to go and Torrance Hamilton came up with a crucial steal to help ice the victory.
“They outplayed us, basically, for three quarters,” Mount Airy coach Kevin Spainhour said.
Spainhour said Mitchell was able to get inside for easy layups consistently for most of the game. Once his team came up with a few defensive stops, it was able to pull out the win.
The Granite Bears had four players score in double figures. Following Moody was Tanner Joyce with 14, Andy Miller with 13 and Justin Collier with 10.
The Great Eight attracted college coaches from several Division I and II schools.
Mount Airy hosts north Stokes tonight for its fourth game in the past five days.
MA 14-15-27-24 — 80
MT 22-14-27-15 — 78