Metamora basketball brings Gulfport Classic title home to Illinois

Published: Dec. 30, 2022 at 10:36 PM CST
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GULFPORT, MS (25 News Now) - Metamora traveled more than 800 miles the day after Christmas and they made sure to make the trip worth it. The Redbirds beat Mississippi power Harrison Central 57-50 to win the Gulfport Classic championship, the second in school history. The Redbirds also won the title in 2015. It’s the fifth tournament title for head coach Danny Grieves. He also led Gulfport (MS) to three straight from 2003-05. Junior Tyler Mason was named the tournament MVP while senior Tyson Swanson was also named to the All-Tournament team.