Montgomery Catholic dominated the Capital City Conference (CCC) Tournaments, winning three of the four held on Saturday to complete the middle school and junior varsity seasons.
The junior varsity boys were the first team to claim a championship on the day as they defeated previously undefeated St. Jude 49-42 at Trinity early Saturday afternoon. The Knights (12-9), winners of four straight entering the tournament, had to do the things the hard way and win three consecutive games to claim the title. They opened the tournament with a 53-43 victory over host Trinity, and then the third-seeded Knights pulled their first upset of the tournament by knocking off second-seeded Saint James 37-34 before claiming the championship. Alex Nyairo was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player, and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Reese Smith.
The middle school girls, winners of 32 straight games in conference play, won their second consecutive CCC championship with a 49-10 victory over Trinity. The Knights, who finished 15-0 on the season, reached the finals with a 53-23 victory over Alabama Christian. India Richardson was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player, and she was joined on the All-Tournament Team by teammate Jessie Clark.
Moments after the girls won their title, the middle school boys took the floor against top-seeded Saint James at Alabama Christian. The Knights (14-4) used a Thomas Lynch free throw with under five seconds to play to seal the victory, defeating Saint James 37-36. Thomas Lynch was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament, and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Landon Pritchett.
With the three titles on Saturday, the Knights have claimed at least a share of four Capital City Conference (CCC) championships this season; as the middle school football Knights shared the Capital City Conference championship earlier this season with Saint James.
Montgomery Catholic Please will recognize these teams mid-court between the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Basketball games this Tuesday Night, January 28 at 7:00 PM in Father Pat Delahunty Memorial Gymnasium.
Montgomery Catholic Middle School Boys Basketball Team Members: Cary Dean, Parker Dennis, Dylon Godwin, William Hooper, Kamryn Jackson, Matthew Klinger, Thomas Lynch, Garrett McGinn, Jevon Murdock, Landon Pritchett, Daniel Reeves, Drew Smith, Matthew Taylor, Luke Whetstone, Trey Wilkinson. THE MCPS Middle School Basketball Coach is Mr. Jared Grant.