Mt. Hermon plays in jamboree tomorrow

Published 3:11 pm Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Basketball season unofficially tips off for Mt. Hermon School tomorrow, as their boys and girls teams travel to play in the 2017 Holden Basketball Jamboree.
Six combined teams between boys and girls will take the court and give their fans kind of a sneak preview of what they can expect this upcoming season, and the event gives coaches another tool they can use for evaluation.
The six game jamboree tips off at 5 p.m. with games scheduled to begin every 30 minutes.
The event opens with Mt. Hermon facing off against Maurepas in a girls game.
That game is followed by Mt. Hermon and Maurepas in a boys contest.
At 6 p.m., Mt. Hermon is on the court, taking on Holden in girls competition with Mt. Hermon and Holden facing each other in a boys game.
The 7 p.m. hour has Holden and Maurepas girls and then Holden and Maurepas boys will end the evening of basketball.
Games will be 10 minutes with an eight-minute warm-up between each contest.
Last season, Mt. Hermon’s boys reached the quarterfinals as the 23rd seed before falling to state runner-up and second-seeded Hathaway, 63-41.
All three schools are in Class B.
Holden was the 27th-seeded team and they reached the bi-district round before a 93-45 to sixth-seeded and state semifinalist Simsboro.
Mt. Hermon’s girls reached the postseason as the 24th seed before losing in the first round to No. 9 and regional round team Lacassine, 67-42.
Holden was a state semifinalist as the fourth seed. They lost to top-seeded and state champion, Florien, 62-58.
Mt. Hermon’s boys open the regular season on Halloween night with a road game against Lutheran that begins at 6 p.m.
The girls begin the 2017 regular season with a road contest against Grand Isle on Monday, Nov. 6. The boys also play that day.
The home opener for both teams is set for Friday, Nov. 10 against Maurepas.