The MVK Mavericks 7th grade boys' basketball season came to end on Wednesday night at the 7th grade IESA 2A sectional game vs the Hazel Crest Jesse White Wildcats by the score of 44-21. The Wildcats jumped out to a 15-4 lead over the Mavericks in the first quarter. The Wildcats pressure defense and height advantage made it very difficult for the Mavericks to get into some sort of offense through out the game. "Their athleticism gave us problems all game and their quickness pretty much dominated us right from the start tonight", commented Coach Walker. Trey Hauch led the Mavericks with 10 points. Chase Hauch chipped in with 5 and Ethan Brockman added 4. Andrew Litwiller made two free throws as the Mavericks end their season at 15-7. "The boys' got a taste of what it's like to a play in a sectional game and this experience will definitely benefit this Mavericks team as they move on to their 8th grade year", added Coach Walker.
The MVK Mavericks 8th grade boys' basketball team dropped a 35-28 decision to the Elwood Tigers in the IESA 8-2A Regional semi-final game which was being played at the Gardner Grade School on Monday night. The Mavericks had no answer to Elwood's trio of guards that combined for 26 points to advance to the IESA 8-2A Regional Championship game vs. the Rockdale Rams on Thursday night in Gardner. MVK (12-6) was led by Ben Krause's 8 points. Cody Carey contributed 6 while Tommy Cahill, Justin Bedeker, and Trevor Till each added four points. "Their guards pretty much controlled the game tonight and we didn't do a very good job in containing their penetration to the lane which resulted in easy lay-ups that hurt us through-out the game", stated Coach Walker.