Exciting games highlight weekend’s Elliott Auto Group Girls Basketball Invitational
The Chapel Hill Lady Devils had an outstanding tournament this past weekend, participating in the Elliott Auto Group Girls Basketball Invitational at Chapel Hill High School.
The tournament consisted of 16 teams, 80 games and four pools and bracket play. It was a three-day, all day affair.
First, the Chapel Hill results. In pool play the Lady Devils finished first by defeating Australia 60-22, Maud 80-24 and Arp 78-29. That put them in the Championship Bracket Semi-Finals against #3 Woden.
Woden was in the Final Four for the state the year before and this game ultimately was the tournament finals … only it took place in the Semi-Finals. #4 Chapel Hill represented great. After leading in the first quarter they trailed at halftime, 27-28.
Ultimately, #3 Woden defeated #4 Chapel Hill 47-50 with Chapel Hill launching a distant 3-point shot that could have tied the game, but was just off the mark.
“It was disappointing to lose, but our girls played a great game and I was very proud of them,” said Coach Matt Garrett. “Woden is a great team and it was fun to play them. It was a great game for the fans to watch.”
The loss put the Lady Devils in the Championship Bracket third place game vs. Liberty-Eylau. With all the effort the Lady Devils put into the semi-final game, there was a chance to come out tired or flat.
That didn’t happen — it as all Chapel Hill the entire game with the Lady Devils winning, 79-53.
The Lady Devil coaching staff would like to thank all of those that help at the tournament running the book, clock and concession stand.
Also a special thanks to the Baker family for hosting the Australian National Team for the Lady Devils.
Championship Final - #3 2A Woden over #12 2A Grapeland, 61-43
Championship 3rd Place - #4 3A Chapel Hill over 4A Liberty Eylau, 79-53
Gold Bracket Championship - #11 3A Leonard over 4A Kilgore, 53-24
Gold Bracket 3rd Place - #3 4A Tatum over Arp, 70-39
Silver Bracket Championship - 3A Queen City over 5A Pine Tree, 53-47
Silver Bracket 3rd Place - 3A New Boston over Australia, 55-38
Bronze Bracket Championship - 4A Pleasant Grove over 4A Pittsburg
Bronze Bracket 3rd Place - #12 3A Jarrell over 2A Maud