The Scots basketball teams will make their annual debut at Mountaintop Madness on October 31, 2013.
The Covenant community will celebrate the men’s and women’s basketball teams throughout the night through JV and varsity scrimmage games, a 3-point shooting contest, a relay race, skills competition, and more.
“One of the impressive features that drew me to Covenant was its unique sense of community. I’m excited about Mountaintop Madness because it’s our first opportunity to introduce this year’s women’s basketball program to the Covenant community,” said head women’s basketball coach Sarah Harris. “We love the game of basketball and love playing it to the best of our abilities, but it’s even more fun to share this sport with people we love.”
A costume contest will round out the evening. Residence halls compete for best-dressed building, and individuals have the chance to win best costume. Last year’s costumes included a banana, the blue Power Ranger, a grizzly bear, and Winnie the Pooh.
“Mountaintop Madness gets us excited for the season because it shows us how much the student body supports us,” said varsity player Jessie Blankenship ’14. “It gives us encouragement to work even harder in practice because we know we have the whole school behind us."
The event is a time for fans to rally around and support the men’s and women’s basketball teams at the start of their seasons. Fans are encouraged to put on their best Halloween costumes to cheer on the Scots at 8:00 p.m. in the Barnes Physical Education Center.
“We need Mountaintop Madness as we go into the new season—we need the support of our friends, professors, and fellow students,” said varsity player Ryan Burns ’15. “We hope to excite the fans for weeks to come. Most of all, it’s an important night to remember to thank our Lord for the opportunities we have in the coming months, for our brotherhood and sisterhood as teams, and for our passion for this game.”
Mountaintop Madness is free and open to the public.