Mount Hermon upsets No. 3 Midland
MOUNT HERMON – Mount Hermon’s Yellow Jackets played the role of David Tuesday night.
Unfortunately for Midland, the Rebels were Goliath.
The 19th-seeded Yellow Jackets, who shocked No. 14 seed Pitkin last Friday, outscored Midland 13-3 in the fourth quarter to shock the No. 3-seeded Rebels, 46-40, in the second round of the Class B playoffs.
The Rebels finished the 2008-2009 season with a record of 31-6.
“They (Mount Hermon) were just better than us tonight,” said Midland coach Todd Briley following the loss. “They were real athletic and they got to the boards. They were just more aggressive than us. We normally get a lot of transition baskets, but they were beating us down the court and stopping them tonight.”
Midland led for most of the contest, taking a 19-15 advantage after the first quarter behind 10 points from guard Colby Gantt. Miles Sonnier, despite being hampered by a deep thigh bruise, scored six in the opening frame on two 3-pointers.
Mount Hermon cut the lead to 25-24 at the half before falling behind 37-34 at the end of the third quarter.
The Yellow Jackets took a slim lead midway through the fourth quarter and iced the game by making five of seven free throw attempts in the final minute.
Sonnier led the Rebels with 18 points and Gantt scored 16. B.J. Cormier added five points and T.J. Gautreaux scored one.