Boys' basketball teams capture district championships
Coach Jason Pack guided the varsity and the JV boys’ basketball teams to championships in the 2020 countywide tournaments. Edythe J. Hayes also earned this season’s award for highest team GPA.
In the eighth grade finals, Hayes edged Southern Middle 58-56 for the varsity title behind Leighton Harris’ 30 points. Leighton hit a huge 3-pointer to tie the game late in the fourth quarter and sealed the win by blocking a last-second attempt by Southern. Hayes also claimed the regular season championship in FCPS with an overall record of 9-1.
In JV action, the Hayes seventh graders defeated Bryan Station Middle 41-29 to cap the district’s tournament and their 10-0 regular season. Pack noted this team also won the silver bracket at the state tournament hosted by KBC and was runner-up in the 11th Region tournament.