BETHLEHEM, Pa. --- The Moravian College men's and women's basketball teams began the 2018-19 season Tuesday night with Hoops Mania 2018 in Johnston Hall.
The hour-long event began with Head Men's Basketball Coach Justin Potts '00 serving as the emcee and introducing the men's and women's basketball teams by classes with music from a DJ. The Greyhounds' cheerleaders also performed, and there was the annual game of musical chairs that had the contestants from the crowd having to dribble from midcourt and make a lay-up before returning to claim a chair.
The men's and women's basketball team combined for a three-point shooting contest, and there was another contest with members of the student body in attendance to make a lay-up, free throw, three-pointer or deep three-pointer for Moravian gear. The men's squad then had a slam dunk contest.
The evening concluded with members of the student body had a shot from half court to win an Apple watch but all missed. The contest for the TV will continue through the regular season that begins on November 9.
As the crowd headed out of Johnston Hall, the first 200 that had arrived received a free Hoops Mania t-shirt and there were Philadelphia soft pretzels for everyone as well.