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Photo courtesy of Renee Schmidt.
Seventh Grade Spartans
MBJH seventh grade boys basketball team finishes second at Metro.
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Photo courtesy of Alyssa Monson.
Seventh Grade Lady Spartans
Seventh Grade Lady Spartans Metro South Tournament runner up.
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Photo courtesy of Robert Hornak.
Eighth Grade Spartans
Eighth Grade Spartans War on the Wood Tournament Champions.
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Photo courtesy of Hannon Davidson.
Eighth Grade Lady Spartans
MBJH Eighth Grade Lady Spartans celebrate their Metro South Tournament Championship with MBJH cheerleaders.
Basketball season recently concluded with all four MBJH teams advancing in each division to play in the Metro South Championship Finals.
The eighth Grade Mountain Brook Lady Spartans, coached by Kelli Moore, defeated the Bumpus Bucs with a thrilling 36-35 win for the Metro South Eighth Grade Basketball Championship. “Bumpus had beaten us twice during the regular season in close games, and last year we lost to Bumpus by one point in the championship game. But this year, we were able to come back and win Metro!” Coach Moore said. Sara Carr was named Metro Tournament MVP while Nicole Strahl and Kathryn Wason were named to the All Tournament Team.
In addition to being 2012 Metro Champions, the team won the Metro South - North Division regular season with a stellar record of 14-1 and an overall record of 18-3. Other honors included Kathryn Wason and Sara Carr being named to the regular season All Metro team and Margaret Davidson and Sara Carr being named to the All Tournament team at the Pre-Season Tip-Off Tournament at Bumpus Middle School.
The eighth grade boys team, coached by Greg Morrow and assisted by Zach Skipper, finished with an outstanding 21-4 overall record. The team finished as Metro South Tournament runner up, losing in the finals to a tough Pizitz Middle School team. Players Jack Kline and Drew Smith were named to the All Tournament team.
Other team honors included placing second in the Oak Mountain Tip-Off Tournament with Jack Kline and Drew Smith named to the All Tournament team and winning the War on the Wood Tournament at North Jefferson Middle School with Charlie Fell named to the all tournament team and Jack Kline selected as tournament MVP.
The seventh grade girls, coached by John Phillips, finished runner up in the Metro South Tournament, losing a close, nail-biting, 29-27 game to Berry in the championship final. Walker Poe and Carlee Dawkins were named to the Metro All-Tournament team. The team finished their season with a 16-3 overall record and won the Metro South - North Division regular season title with a flawless 10-0 record.
The seventh grade boys, coached by Bruce Henricks and assisted by Zach Skipper, played to a second place finish in the Metro South Tournament, losing to a scrappy Bumpus Middle School in the championship game. Named to the All Tournament team were Spartans Brian Schmidt and Will Wetzler. Clay Collins and Will Wetzler were also selected to the regular season All Metro team. The seventh grade boys finished their season with a 13-6 overall record.