Posted On: 03/9/19 5:10 PM
Before Center Hill played a game this season, the Mustangs head coach Newton Mealer felt like he had a team that could win a state championship.
Fast forward to March 8, 2019, Mealer’s thoughts became a reality as Center Hill defeated the Olive Branch ‘Quistors by the final score of 75-73 to capture its first state championship in school history. The Mustangs needed a strong fourth quarter finish to top last season’s 5A state champion. Olive Branch, which was led by senior forward and Memphis commit D.J. Jeffries, played a huge role in his team’s rally.
The ‘Quistors forced some turnovers, and Center Hill’s senior guard Kevin Henry’s foot stepping on the line before he could get the basketbal