Mountain Brook Boys Basketball finishes out First Semester of Play

By JACK EARNHARDT, Opinions Editor

Basketball Team

As the first semester comes to a close, Mountain Brook Basketball finishes its first round of play as they prepare for the Playoffs. 

The start of the Boys’ season included eight games against tough opponents, including play in Mountain Brooks own tournament, The Spartan Turkey Jam. 

For the season opener, Mountain Brook went on the road to Mortimer Jordan High School, winning 67-41. Next, Mountain Brook traveled to the Birmingham Crossplex where they played Carver Montgomery High School, capturing the victory 62-49. Mountain Brook then traveled to Alabaster to take on Thompson High School, winning 55-51, and finishing their opening road stretch 3-0. 

On Thursday, November 18, the Spartans had their home opener against Hewitt Trussville at the Spartan Arena. The Spartans won 57-51 and improved their overall record to 4-0. 

After their victory vs Hewitt, the Spartans tipped off in the Turkey Jam facing off against Clay Chalkville High School. The Spartans won the game 55-37 and advanced to round two. 

In the second round, Mountain Brook played against Charles Henderson High School and won 62-59 in a close game. After this win the Spartans headed  to the finals to play Eufaula High School. 

In the final, the Spartans defeated Eufaula 80-65, improving to 7-0 and being crowned the Spartan Turkey Jam Champions. 

“Winning the Turkey Jam was a reward for the work we have put in,” senior forward Dive Rowe said.

“It felt good because it feels like our guys are maxing out to their full potential up to this point, but our goal is not to be the best team at the end of November, it’s to be the best team at the end of February,” head coach Tyler Davis said. 

Along with their strong opening performance, the Spartans defeated Austin High School on Tuesday, November 30 winning 58-57 and improving to 8-0 as their first semester of play came to a close. 

“Ultimately our guys are doing what they're supposed to be doing, but we still have a long way to go and we're just trying to get one percent better every day,” coach Davis added.