Written by Phil Cerroni
By Phil Cerroni
Stakes were high at the end of the IISD middle school basketball regular season that left Sam Houston the overall frontrunner with leads in the 7th and 8th grade boys ‘B’ brackets along with the 8th grade girls ‘A’ bracket. William B. Travis was not far behind with leads in 7th grade boys ‘A’ bracket and girls’ 8th grade ‘B’ bracket.
Both the ‘B’ side tournament held Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 and the ‘A’ side tournament that ran Feb. 7-9 made a mess of these rankings, however, with solid Lady Bird Johnson clinching every ‘B’ team victory. Stephen F. Austin made out with the 8th grade boys ‘A’ bracket, while both Travis and Houston managed to hold onto a little of the glory they had going into the post-season. Travis took the 7th grade boys’ ‘A’ at Travis, and Houston took both 7th and 8th girls’ ‘A’ brackets at Bowie and Houston respectively.