ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon 7th Grade and 8th Grade boys basketball teams have advanced to the 2019-20 Metro-10 Tournament, set to take place Jan. 28-Feb. 1.
The 7th Grade Boys, led by Head Coach De'ire Fox, earned the no. 4 seed after finishing the season with a 5-3 record in league play, including a three-game winning streak to close out the regular season.
The Mustangs will host the no. 5 seeded Walker Wolverines in the Metro-10 Quarterfinals on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 4:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon's Upper Campus Gymnasium.
If the 7th Grade Boys win on Tuesday, the Mustangs will travel to play no. 1 Mt. Paran on Thursday, Jan. 30, in the semifinals.
The 8th Grade Boys, led by Head Coach Chandler Lee, earned the no. 1 seed after finishing 10-0 in league play.
The team earned a first round 'bye' and will host the winner of no. 4 North Cobb and no. 5 Mt. Paran on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 5:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon's Upper Campus Gymnasium.
If the 8th Grade Boys win, they would host the Metro-10 8th Grade Boys Championship on Saturday, Feb. 1. Time and opponent would be determined in the coming days.
The 5/6 Grade Boys, lead by Head Coach Karl Forrest, finished the season 6-0 in the Wesleyan League and earned first round 'bye.'
The Mustangs will play for the League Championship on Saturday, Feb. 1. Opponents and times we be announced once known.
The Mount Vernon Athletic Department strives to build the student-athlete by providing a five-star experience built on community, courage, development, 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.