PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. - For the second year in a row the Mount Vernon 5/6 Grade Boys Basketball team claimed the Wesleyan League Championship.
On Saturday morning, Feb. 2, the Mustangs knocked off Mt. Pisgah 42-30 in the semifinals to advance to the Championship game against Providence.
After trailing throughout much of the game, including a 25-24 at the end of the third quarter, the Mustangs outscored their opponent 20-9 in the fourth period to take the title.
"Wes Vail, Jack Schimelman and Matt Pierce all hit big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter," Head Coach Todd Pierce said.
Added Pierce: "We have made it a habit of waiting until the fourth quarter to crank it up. All around it was an awesome effort by everyone when things started going our way in the last quarter."
Congrats to Coach Pierce and the entire 5/6 Boys Basketball Team on back-to-back league championships!
The Mount Vernon Athletic Department strives to build the student-athlete by providing a five-star experience built on community, relentlessness, innovation, hospitality and professionalism. As a school of inquiry, innovation and impact grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college-ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders. For more information on Mount Vernon athletics, visit www.mountvernonathletics.com and follow @MV_Athletics on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news on the Mustangs.