Mount Pleasant community – You’re Invited!
Celebrate our District Champion Tiger and Lady Tiger basketball teams this Wednesday, February 15, at Willie Williams Gym at 5:30 pm. The Goin’ Gold Band, Tiger Dolls, and Tiger Cheer will be there to help honor our teams for their impressive regular seasons and cheer them both on to victories in the playoffs! See you there, MP!
Mount Pleasant Basketball | News | by Drew Barkley
The Mount Pleasant Tigers had no trouble handing the Marshall Mavericks their 22nd loss on Friday as they cruised to a 65-37 win. The victory puts the Tigers just one win away from completing a perfect regular season which they will look to accomplish on Tuesday evening at home.
The Tigers took control early, dominating the first quarter by forcing 10 Marshall turnovers and opening an 18-3 lead. Payton Chism opened up the scoring on a corner three, and then Kai Price followed up with a transition layup, two of the Tigers’ 16 transition points on the night. Carter Chism would snatch a steal and score, and Kelcey Morris put Mount Pleasant up 9-2 on a pull jumper forcing a Marshall timeout. However, the break in action did not phase the Tigers as they doubled their points the rest of that quarter and then used a 15-2 run in the second quarter to lead 35-10 at halftime.
The second half saw the Tigers hit cruise control as the refs tightened up the action calling 45 fouls in the contest and sending both teams to the line for a combined 51 free throws. However, Marshall would tie the Tigers at 16 apiece in the third quarter, and Mount Pleasant would win the fourth 14-11 as the Mavericks couldn’t muster up enough juice to mount a comeback.
Payton Chism led all scorers with 14 points, two rebounds, and four steals. Kai Price and Kelcey Morris each had double figures with 11 points. Price took away three steals, while Morris handed out three assists with three steals. Carter Chism added nine points and three assists, Xavier Hills had eight points and two rebounds, Reggie Webster added seven points, four rebounds, five assists, and two steals. Luke Hampton chipped in three points, and De’Keivous Heath added 2 points.
The Tigers (32-0, 13-0) will play their final regular season and home game on Tuesday, February 14, versus Tyler (20-9, 9-4) at Willie Williams Gym. The six Tiger seniors will be honored before the match, as tipoff is at 7:30 pm. Freshmen and JV will play at 5:00 pm and 6:15 pm, respectively. You can purchase tickets online at www.mpisd.net/athletic-tickets.