The South Mountain Boys Basketball Booster Club Hosted the 1st Annual South Mountain Alumni Basketball Game
Posted by Communications at 11/16/2017
The South Mountain Boys Basketball Booster Club hosted the 1st Annual South Mountain Alumni Basketball Game, November 11. The event connected South Mountain Alumni and the 2017-2018 South Mountain Boys Basketball players to our community through the common bond of basketball. The concept was created as a way to raise funds for the current basketball season with the ultimate goal of bringing the community back to South Mountain as part of our school-wide mission to "Change the Culture" or "CTC,” according to Athletic Director Brian Fair.
Alumni players played for the Rebels (South Mountain’s former mascot) and the Jaguars -- from the Classes of 1989-2011. Clement Chapman and Cleather Lane coached the teams. Chapman coached the 1985 Girls Championship team and 1990 &1991 (32-0) State Champion Boys Teams. Lane was a member of the 1983 Boys Championship team.
The Jaguars edged the Rebels at the end by a score of 96-92 led by 1992 alumnus Brian Fair. The Rebels were led by 1989 alumnus Brent Russel. In addition, South alumni volunteered their talents as DJ and MC for the event. Throughout the evening prizes and "Jag Swag" were awarded to crowd participants in our dance-off, half-court shot contest, and basket relay.
The national award-winning South Mountain Step Team also shared their talents during halftime and the 2017-2018 basketball players were introduced to their community. Our current players connected with the crowd by greeting at the door, selling merchandise and concessions.