MMA’s nationally ranked PG basketball team traveled to New London, CT for the National Prep Championships, NPC, hosted at Connecticut College by the New England Recruiting Report and Prep Circuit. The NPC is an invitation-only championship event that featured the top ten nationally ranked teams. PG teams from 8 states were represented in the10-seed NPC: Florida, Missouri, Virginia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire. With all the talent represented at the NPC there was no surprise that college coaches and NBA scouts were in attendance.
The Colonels received a bye in the championship tournament with a fourth seed in the Elite 8 vs. Mt. Zion out of Baltimore, Maryland. The Colonels started the game sluggish getting down 18-4 before powering back to entire the half with a 32-30 lead. Mt. Zion tried to stay with Colonels, but MMA closed out the game taking the 87-84 win.
The Colonels awaited the winner of the next game to see who they would play in the Final Four Woodstock Academy or Brewster Academy. Brewster won at the buzzer to secure their appearance against the Colonels.
The Colonels took a quick 5-0 jump on Brewster before both teams settled in. The Colonels missed some early layups which caused them to be down by 9 at the half. MMA came out of half on a mission and cut the Brewster lead before foul trouble became a factor and MMA fell to the eventual National Champions Brewster Academy. The Colonels ended the season 32-4.
The 2018-2019 team made school history by leading MMA to its first Final Four and the schools 5th National Prep Championship tournament! For more information on the PG team, click here.