Varsity Boys Basketball Sets New Milestones in 2018-19 Season

Varsity Boys Basketball Sets New Milestones in 2018-19 Season

FEB. 22 - The 2018-2019 Mount Pisgah Boys Basketball season officially came to an end Thursday night with a 69-59 loss to Eagles Landing Christian Academy in the second round of the GHSA State Playoffs. The Patriots were paced by Quinn Richey's 21 points and JoJo Peterson's 17 but could not get past a strong Chargers squad at home.

Despite the loss, the 2018-2019 season was one of the strongest campaigns in Mount Pisgah Boys Basketball history. Over the course of a challenging 30-game schedule that included 19 games against GHSA State Playoff teams, the Patriots won the most games in Mount Pisgah's GHSA era (17), hosted the first GHSA State Playoff game for Mount Pisgah since 2013, and won Mount Pisgah's first GHSA State Playoff game since 2012. In addition, the JV team went 12-6 on the year, winning eight of its last ten contests to finish 12-4 in region play.
 
The Patriots were led in scoring by senior guard Quinn Richey at 18 points per game, on the boards by sophomore forward Nate Gordon with 8 rebounds per game, and in assists per game by sophomore guard JoJo Peterson with 3. On the defensive side, Peterson, junior guard Chandler Minton, and sophomore guard Nick Speros each posted more than 1 steal per game, while Gordon led the team in blocked shots per game with nearly 2.
 
The 2019-2020 Patriots will have to overcome the loss of Richey, who was named 1st team All-Region for the third straight year and will play for James Madison University next year, but should return a deep and strong collection of underclassmen with extensive game experience. Second-year Head Coach Patrick Johnson feels good about the group he has returning.
 
"I'm very proud of what we accomplished this year and loved coaching this group of players. Thank you to everyone who supported our team, I know that we're all hungry to build on this year's success and push the program to even higher levels. The future is bright for Mount Pisgah basketball," said Coach Johnson.
 
Photo Credit: Rob Saye