Pisgah Readies for Sub-Region Play with Tournament Championship
The Mount Pisgah Christian School boy’s basketball team warmed up for the opening of the sub-region schedule over the break by winning the Blue Ridge Division at the Carolina Day School Basketball Holiday Classic. The Patriots (10-1) won all three games in the tournament defeating host Carolina Day School 71-54; Wayne Country Day School 64-57; and Freedom Christian Academy 83-75 in the championship.
Kyle Sloter was named the tournament MVP after averaging 21.3 points and eight rebounds per game. The senior scored 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds against Freedom Christian. Fellow seniors Brian Ginty (eight points, 4.3 rebounds and three assists per game) and Joseph Marco (9.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game) were also named to the All-Tournament team.
“I was really pleased with our play over the Christmas break. It was good to see different style of play every game. But more important I think this team came to understand what it takes night in and night out to be a good team. Players are coming to understand their role on this team I was really impressed by the play of our senior players leading this team when things got a little tough during the game. I was happy with our young players coming off the bench giving us energy and getting after the other team,” said Head Coach Marvin Latham.
Heading into sub-region play Latham, in his first season at Pisgah, has his squad off to the best start in the schools GHSA history. Pisgah’s only loss this year came at No. 3 North Cobb Christian. The Patriots have defeated AAAA Lambert and AAA Riverwood.
“We will have to be on our game every game. No longer can we sneak up on people, so we have gone from being the hunter to being the hunted which is fine. But it is important that we continue to do the things that have gotten us in this team position. It will be interesting to see how this team handles success. We as coaches must continue to preach taken one game at a time and stay within the system.”
Pisgah will host Galloway on Tuesday, January 3 at 7:30 p.m. After traveling to Holy Innocents and Westminster, the Patriots will return home to open sub-region play against St. Francis on Tuesday, January 10, at 7 p.m.
All home games are played in the Drummond Center on Pisgah’s East Campus, which is located at 9875 Nesbit Ferry Road in Johns Creek.
December 10, 2011
Patriots Improve Win Streak to Three
The Mount Pisgah varsity boys basketball team picked up their third consecutive win with a convincing 73-56 victory over AAAA Lambert on Saturday night.
The Patriots (5-1) defeated Pace on Friday night 80-71. Pisgah shot 70% against Pace with Brian Ginty (18 points), John Towne (17 points), Quarte Sapp (16 points) and Kyle Sloter (10 points) all finishing in double figures.
December 2, 2011
Pisgah Improves to 2-0
The Mount Pisgah boys varsity basketball team improved to 2-0 on Friday with a 52-31 win over Kings Ridge. Ben Miller and Aaron Winchester led the team in scoring.
The Patriots defeated Fellowship 53-41 in their season opener on Tuesday.
Pisgah travels to North Cobb Christian on Saturday for a 6 p.m. game
April 25, 2011
Pisgah Tabs Latham as New Head Boys Basketball Coach
Mount Pisgah Christian School has named Marvin Latham as the Patriots new head boys varsity basketball coach. Latham comes to Pisgah from Dublin High School, where he won the 2008-09 AA state championship and was 65-22 in three seasons.
"We are very excited to have a coach the caliber of Marvin Latham. The search produced some strong candidates and we feel Marvin was the best fit for where we know our program can go,” said Blake Davenport, General Manager for Pisgah athletics. “His plan to develop a comprehensive program here at Mount Pisgah utilizing our Middle School and Patriot Community Sports program is a great compliment to the strength we know he has coaching at the varsity level."
“It feels good,” Latham said when asked how it feels to be a part of the Pisgah family. “It will feel better when I can get up there in June and start building relationships with the players.”
Latham said he was attracted to Pisgah because of the people, the environment and the opportunity to build a top notch basketball program. “I was struck by the commitment of the people [at Pisgah],” he said. “I was impressed by the commitment, the love for the school and the great Christian environment.”
He said his goals are to build on this past season’s success and take the program to another level. “Everything is in place to make this an elite program in the state,” Latham commented.
Prior to coaching basketball and assisting in football at Dublin High School, Latham coached both sports at Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tennessee. He was a Varsity Basketball Assistant and 9th grade team head coach who's two seasons resulted in a 41-3 record with two region championships. Marvin has taught a variety of Social Studies classes over his tenures at both schools.
Marvin is married to Aunya Latham and they have a 15 year-old daughter, Taylor and a 21 year old son, Markey. Latham attended Belmont University on a basketball scholarship from '82 to '84 and continued his education at East Tennessee State University where he graduated with a degree in History. Later he received his Masters in Education at Milligan College.