Mount Pisgah Pulled Out The Victory Over Marist

Mount Pisgah (Johns Creek, GA)

Mount Pisgah defeated Marist (GA) on the road 71-69. Mount Pisgah controlled the game through three quarters and took their foot off the gas at the beginning of the 4th. Marist stormed back to take the lead, but the overall talent and athleticism Mount Pisgah possess was too much to withstand for Marist.

Mount Pisgah was led by juniors #3 Micah Tucker and #4 Tyson Pittman, and senior #2 Grant Randall. The trio combined for 47 of the 71 points their team scored. En route to Tucker’s 18 points, he displayed how efficient his pick and roll play can be, along with his isolation scoring. Tucker’s ability to get into the paint opened up the game for Randall who commanded a double team for most of the night.  Randall made quick moves when plays were set up for him and used a skillful one dribble pull-up to get quality buckets for Mount Pisgah.  Lastly, Pittman’s shooting gave them a nice cushion. He took smart and timely shots. Thing I loved most is he didn’t force anything. The game came to him and he made plays when it mattered most.

Mount Pisgah has a solid bunch. As long as they continue to play together they will be a tough contest for any of their remaining opponents.

Bilal Benjamin is a professional journalist and basketball scout. Benjamin has evaluated some of the best in grassroots on circuits such as MADE and Marqee Hoops to the Elite Circuits such NIKE EYBL and UAA. Bilal is currently a journalist for the NBA G-League, and an evaluator for Pangos All-American Camp and Hoop Group. Benjamin is also founder and chief journalist of 1st Love Basketball and creator of The Basketball Journal. Bilal can be followed on Instagram @1stlove.b and Twitter @1stloveb