Patriots eye second consecutive final four appearance (and more)

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The boys basketball team secured a spot in the Elite Eight after defeating Providence 62–50

Mount Pisgah’s men’s basketball is making yet another deep run into the playoffs in hopes of making it to the championships. The Patriots have worked hard all season long and have sacrificed so much to be where they are now. 

However, making it to the playoffs and then continuing on has not been an easy task. 

The team had to first win their region to ensure that they could play as many games at home as possible and have the best seeding for the state playoffs. This, however, was no easy task as they had to face basketball rival and defending state champions, St. Francis, for a third time this season. However they managed to win with a score of 65 to St. Francis’ mere 46 points; landing them the coveted title of Region Champions.  

The Patriots began their playoff run with a somewhat nerve wracking game against North Cobb Christian. After being down by 3 at halftime, the Patriots came back with vengeance by out scoring North Cobb Christian 24-4 in the third quarter. The Patriots once again pulled out another win with a final score of 63-41. 

Just a few days after their playoff debut on Saturday, Feb. 27, the Patriots took on the number 4 ranked team in single A- Private, Providence Christian Academy. Our Patriots went up early in the game, seeming to dominate Providence in the first half, ending the half with a score of 40-15, but Providence worked hard in the second half, giving the Patriots more of a challenge. 

The boys continued to stay composed in the second half despite the heightened challenge, and were able to stay ahead. 

However, after dominating their region and practically any team they encountered, the Providence Christian Academy basketball team finally met their maker as the Patriots took a swift victory with a final score of 62-50.

Our Patriots are  a skilled team, with an impressive record of 21-6 overall and 15-1 in region, and are looking like they will be difficult to beat as they advance further into the state playoffs. 

After winning the GHSA coin toss against the currently ranked number one team in the single A private high school basketball rankings, St. Anne-Pacelli, the Patriots played well with home court advantage against Anne-Pacelli March 3.