The Knights have had a fun and exciting season on the court this year. The JV Girls coached by Glynn Lott and Codi Moon finished the season with a record of 14-3 and were runners-up at the JV State Invitational Tournament. This year the JV Boys welcomed Coach Lincoln Glass to the program and ended a tough season at 3-11. The Varsity Girls finished the regular season first place in their Area. Also coached by Lott and Moon, the girls overall season record is 15-4 including a tournament win at the Pepsi Classic. Seniors Grace Allen, Lexi Brantley, Jesi Garrett, and Paxton Searle have led the team on and off the court. Former AUM Coach, Larry Chapman also joined the Knights basketball staff this year, and has had quite an impact on the program. The Varsity Boys also finished first place in the Area with a record of 14-5 and a tournament win at Autauga Academy’s Christmas Tournament. Although many members of this year’s team are new to Macon, they have truly embraced the Knight spirit and led the program with great enthusiasm. Seniors Mason Blackwell and Austin Reese are both first year athletes at Macon and have easily stepped into the leadership role with great sportsmanship.
The Knights headed to the AISA Region tournament January 29th at Edgewood Academy with a bye through the first round of play. Both teams advanced to the championship game following a 62-43 win over East Memorial Christian by the boys and a 58-21 victory for the girls over host team Edgewood. In Saturday’s games the Knights came up short with both teams taking 2nd place for the AA Region 1. Seniors Lexi Brantley and Jesi Garrett were named to the girls all-tournament team, and juniors Channy Blackwell and Slate Garmany received all-tournament acknowledgement for the boys. The Knights advance to the Elite Eight tournament Wednesday, February 3 at the Montgomery Multiplex. Games times are 6:00 and 7:30.