The Fairfield Invitational Basketball Tournament had some good crowds and great basketball over three days culminating in the championship day on Saturday. Everybody who assisted brought their support for their favorite teams. Although these tournaments only lasted three days, players who don’t take the proper recovery time after their games can really end up injuring themselves, that’s why it’s important to take the right Sports Medicine Injury Therapy to heal their body as fast as possible and be able to get back onto the court in no time without any repercussions.
In the bronze bracket, Diboll, Robinson, Big Sandy, and Mount Vernon battled for some wins in the tournament. Big Sandy and Mount Vernon advanced to the final and the Lady Cats won the tournament final over Mount Vernon 48-39.
The silver bracket featured China Spring, Madisonville, Centerville and Gatesville. The Gatesville Lady Hornets and Madisonville met in the tournament final and the game was close throughout. Smalley hit a pair of three pointers late in the game and the Lady Hornets won over the Lady Mustangs 52-44
Fairfield played in the gold final and is showcased in the ladies story on this page. Waco and Bryan Rudder battled in the gold semifinal to determine who would face Fairfield. Deondra Young scored 17 points and the Lady Rangers advanced to the final with a 70-37 win.
The bronze bracket had some teams that were in some tough pools. Teague lost to Palestine and Argyle to earn their spot in the bronze bracket. Tenaha, Trinity and Rice were also in the bronze bracket. Tenaha defeated Teague and Rice ran past Trinity and the Lions and Tigers played in the consolation game. The game was close but Trinity pushed past late with a 40-39 win. Tenaha defeated Rice to earn the bronze trophy.
The silver bracket was Fairfield, Corsicana, Palestine and Bryan Rudder. In the story above, Fairfield defeated Rudder and was set to face Palestine, but since they are in the same district, the switched opponents. Fairfield defeated Corsicana and Palestine dominated Rudder for the tournament win.
The gold bracket featured Argyle, Mexia, Azle and University. The Blackcats met the Eagles in the tournament semifinal and Argyle came away with a 61-43 win. University defeated Azle 51-36 and the Eagles and Hornets met in the tournament final. The Eagles hit five three pointers in the first period to open up a ten point lead. They added a 19-7 second period and had a comfortable 41-19 lead at the half. The Argyle Eagles opened the second half on a run and never looked back in a dominating 73-49 tournament win.