Texas Invitational Draws to an End


La Porte strategizes during the team’s game against Rayburn, which Laporte won. The team later played Pasadena at Dobie to clinch the Bronze consolation bracket.

Eleazar Barrios, Reporter

The McDonalds Texas Invitational basketball tournament ended Saturday, Nov. 21. A total of six games were played in the South Houston High School competition gym. All the boys games played at South Houston were for the Division Two Bronze championship, third place and consolation titles. Girls played in Division Two Silver, Bronze and Consolation elimination games.


Results for Boys Games

Pasadena and FB Austin played intensely and were toe-to-toe up until FB Austin won, 54-49, for the Division Two Bronze championship. This was the first time Pasadena went so far in the Texas Invitational.

SA Clark boys played against Rockwall for the Division Two Bronze Consolation, but SA Clark could not keep pace as Rockwall won, 54-27.

SB Memorial boys played against Deer Park for third place, and Deer Park won, 60-42.


Results for Girls Games

Dawson battled CC ray for the girls Division Two Silver Championship. CC Ray came close, but it wasn’t enough to win the game. Dawson won, 42-37.

Sam Rayburn played against La Porte for the semi-finals girls Division Two Consolation but lost 23-41.

The Pearland girls contended with Eastwood in a semi-final for the Division Two Silver bracket, and won 52-44.


Tournament Champions

Boys Division One Gold: Atascocita

Boys Division One Silver: Plano East

Boys Division One Bronze: Westfield

Boys Division Two Gold: Clear Brook

Boys Division Two Silver: Dickinson

Boys Division Two Bronze: FB Austin

Girls Division One Gold: Duncanville

Girls Division One Silver: Cy-Ranch

Girls Division One Bronze: N. Crowley

Girls Division One Consolation: Barber Hill

Girls Division Two Gold: Clear Falls

Girls Division Two Silver: Pearland

Girls Division Two Bronze: Dawson

Girls Division Two Consolation: La Porte