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Olympic High is first undefeated Mecklenburg County boys basketball team since 1986

Nationally ranked Olympic is the Charlotte Observer Sweet 16 boys basketball champion for 2013.

By Langston Wertz Jr.
lwertz@charlotteobserver.com

Nationally ranked Olympic is the Charlotte Observer Sweet 16 boys basketball champion for 2013.

The Trojans finished the year ranked No. 11 in USA Today’s national poll and finished the year 30-0. No Mecklenburg County public school team had finished unbeaten since West Charlotte in 1986. For Olympic, it was the school’s first major sports state title in its 47-year history.

Olympic’s players were overcome with emotion after ending their journey with a tough 56-53 win over Raleigh Broughton at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill in March.

“It feels so good,” point guard Jevon Patton said. “All our hard work has paid off, going to the gym, to the weight room and just being together as a family. Man, 30-0. That’s something as you get older, you can get together and talk about.”

Final Sweet 16 Boys Poll

Rnk. School (Class) Record Prev.
1. Olympic (4A) 30-0 1
2. Hough (4A) 23-6 3
3. West Charlotte (4A) 26-4 2
4. Cuthbertson (2A) 29-4 10
5. Statesville (3A) 25-4 15
6. Independence (4A) 24-6 9
7. Hunter Huss (3A) 25-4 4
8. Shelby (2A) 27-4 6
9. South Pointe (4A) 22-2 8
10. Providence Day (IND) 25-7 14
11. North Rowan (1A) 27-4 13
12. East Rutherford (2A) 22-7 11
13. Harding (3A) 16-11 NR
14. Concord (3A) 24-3 7
15. East Burke (2A) 24-6 NR
16. Monroe (1A) 22-5 NR

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