Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Photo By Michael Alexander
Our Lady of Mercy High School guard Josh Hurst (#3) pushes the ball up the court as he looks to pass to an open teammate in the Jan. 31 game against Mt. Paran Christian School in Kennesaw. Mercy ended a two-game winning streak after losing to Mt. Paran 48-45.


Our Lady of Mercy boys lose in a close one

By MICHAEL ALEXANDER, Staff Photographer | Published February 5, 2015

KENNESAW—The Our Lady of Mercy boys basketball team held a 28-22 lead at halftime, but in the second half of its Jan. 31 game against Mt. Paran Christian School, there were five ties and six lead changes before Mt. Paran took the lead for good with just over three minutes left.

With 40.7 seconds remaining, George Haynes scored to bring Mercy within one point, but they could get no closer. In the end Mt. Paran prevailed 48-45, bringing Mercy’s overall record this season to 12-10.

In the earlier game the Mercy girls defeated Mt. Paran 55-48. Both teams travel to Macon on Feb. 6 to face Stratford Academy and then they return home to take on Mount de Sales Academy Feb. 7.