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Maverick Classic tournament
Lady Mavs go 4-2 at Maverick Classic to finish third overall at the event.
Pearsall knocked off Bandera on Saturday in their tournament finale to secure third place overall at the annual Maverick Classic basketball tournament over the weekend.
The Lady Mavs went 4-2 in action at the event, knocking off the Eagle Pass junior varsity squad, San Antonio West Campus twice and Bandera in their four victories. The team’s only losses were narrow decisions to Carrizo Springs.
“We had some injuries throughout the tournament,” PHS Head Basketball Coach Victoria Rodriguez said. “Many times, matchups are a key factor in how we play and which one of our girls gets more playing time. No one girl dominated for the entire tournament, everyone was able to contribute in different ways and times.
“It was really nice being able to have our tournament again, the last few years we have not been able to host it for a variety of reasons so the fact that this senior group was able to compete in it was special,” Coach Rodriguez said. “It was something that I really wanted to make happen for them and the fact that they were able to place made it even better.”
Pearsall opened tournament play with a 41-24 win over West Campus but were then knocked off 39-31 by Carrizo Springs. In bracket play, Pearsall notched a win over the Eagle Pass JV before once again falling to Carrizo Springs to drop into the third place game.
In the third place contest, Pearsall knocked off Bandera 37-32 to secure that title.
In action after the tournament, the Lady Mavs dropped a 65-31 decision to Medina Valley on Monday, November 21.
“A lot of seniors graduated last year,” Rodriguez said. “Girls that did not have a huge role last year or weren’t even on varsity, are being asked to step up and contribute in a big way. Chemistry and trust within the team is something we are still working on and, at the end of the day, I truly believe that our success is going to come down to the intangibles from each player that has a jersey.
“There is an opportunity for everyone to shine and contribute but our biggest task is going to be working together as a cohesive unit with proficiency and consistency,” she said. “The girls show sparks of their true potential and just how great they can play when they’re out there trusting each other and playing with confidence. Now it’s a matter of doing it every possession.
Pearsall will host West Campus on Tuesday, November 29 before traveling to the Marion Tournament December 1-3.