Boys’ Basketball up to now

Boys’ Basketball up to now

By DYLAN SIEGEL, Staff Writer

Will McIlvaine

The Spartan boys’ varsity basketball team underwent many changes since last season including the switch to the 6A class, senior leaders like Colby Jones graduating and current head coach Tyler Davis taking the place of previous coach Bucky McMillen. Despite these changes, the team has started their season off 7-3.

After beginning the season with a 46-16 victory against Thompson, the Spartans dropped two games on the road, losing in double overtime to Spain Park and losing 72-54 to Shades Valley.

The Spartans were not defeated in the six games following their loss to Shades Valley. After defeating Sipsey Valley 61-56, they defeated Sylacauga, Eufaula, Austin, Hewitt-Trussville, and Enterprise, beating all of their opponents by at least ten points. During this winning stretch, the Spartans came away with a Turkey Jam championship.

The Turkey Jam consisted of nine teams including Sipsey Valley, Demopolis, Springville, Sylacauga, Greenville, McAdory, Eufaula, Hoover, and of course Mountain Brook.

The Spartans win streak came to an end Wednesday night at the hands of Shades Valley, losing 52-51. This is the second time Mountain Brook has lost to Shades Valley this season.

Last season at this time, the 2019-2020  team was 9-1. In fact, the Spartans lost only three games last season, the same number of losses of the 2020-2021 team Although the Spartans' record through ten games this season is not as successful as last year, the team believes they have played well this season.

The team has improved everyday in practice and in every game thus far this season. To be 7-2 right now with a brand new starting 5 and just a few players that played on last year’s team we have done a great job as a team,” Head Coach Tyler Davis said.

Before the new year, the Spartans will face McGill-Toolen, Hartselle, and Northridge. Additionally, they will play in the Big Orange Classic, but the details have yet to be finalized.

With the season progressing, the team continues to get closer to the product they want to put on the court.

“Our team is improving daily and are rounding up to play it’s best basketball of the year in the upcoming weeks,” Coach Davis said.