The past thirty days have been a whirlwind of travel for our FEAST Patriots! From the middle of January to the middle of February, the Patriots have played in multiple tournaments including Space City Jam, the Lee Academy JV Tournament, the CALSA tournament and finally State!
Houston, at Space City Jam, was a strong showing. The JV girls beat the Round Rock Raiders to win the Championship! This win was special to the Patriots considering that the Raiders had knocked them out of 1st by less than three points in the last two tournaments. JV2 won their silver bracket giving us two 1st place finishes. The Varsity and JV1 boys finished 3rd, 14U boys finished 5th and Varsity girls placed 2nd.
The Lee Academy Tournament was next for JV1 boys. They went 4-4 and brought home the Championship! Great job, boys!
The month of February started out with the 14u girls team winning it all at the Christian Athletics League of San Antonio (CALSA) tournament on February 1st – 2nd! Way to go, Lady Patriots!
FEAST Basketball would like to thank the large number of parents, who not only were the taxis that got these outstanding athletes to the tournament and all over repeatedly, but helped with the 3-point competition, gate admissions and more. Plus, a huge thank you is owed to all the coaches that have spent countless hours training each of these athletes!
While State was the last tournament for many of the younger FEAST teams, both Varsity 18u Boys and Varsity 18u Girls have two big tournaments remaining – NHSBC Big South Regionals in Mansfield, February 21st -23rd and NHSBC Nationals in Springfield, March 11th -15th. Go, Patriots!
The entire FEAST family could not be more proud of these athletes and we thank these fine young people for giving us great joy in watching them play. Great work this season and we hope to see each athlete again next year!
In December, FEAST Basketball hosted their Annual Patriot Invitational Tournament! 45 teams competed in the 2018 Invitational!
On the boys’ side, there was some friendly competition going on! As luck (or the brackets) would have it Varsity 1 and 2 ended up playing each other for 3rd place. There was no upset this time as Varsity 1 took the win. JV2 and 3 were combined for this tournament and ended up going 1 for 4.
The middle school boys had fun at their home tournament! 14U finished 4th, and 12U went 2 for 4 to pull out a 3rd place finish!
Our JV and Varsity girls made it to the championship games in their respective brackets, but unfortunately, both teams came up just a few points short. Each team played hard and finished with a 3-1 record. Good job to our 14U girls for winning 3 out of their 4 games!
Next up, the Patriots are headed to Houston! Space City Jam is January 17-19 of this month.
Come out and cheer for our players! All games and times are listed at feastbasketball.com.
Good luck to all teams and GO PATRIOTS!
Overall it was a strong start for your 2018 Patriot Basketball Teams! They kicked off their first tournament at the Central Texas Fall Classic that took place November 2-3 in Round Rock, TX. All of the FEAST teams showed grit and determination in every game. The Varsity girls’ team had a solid outing. With two wins to kick off the tournament on Friday, they finished up Saturday with 2nd place in the Gold Bracket! Great job to Tori Fagan for winning All-Tournament, and to Abigail Warren for receiving the Christian Character Award!
Our Varsity boys’ team had a strong start with two wins on Friday, but Saturday’s tough opponents outscored our Patriots. However, in spite of the ups and downs, they still finished in the Gold Bracket. Congratulations to Alfonso Kamel for receiving the Christian Character Award.
The Varsity 2 boys’ team kept everyone on the edge of their seats for most of the tournament! Two of their four games came down to the last few seconds, with one even going into overtime. On Friday night they pulled out a win by 1 after being down by 4 with 20 seconds to go! Equally exciting was their Saturday night game, which went into overtime. FEAST prevailed yet again with another victory by 1! Maximillian Lange earned All-Tournament and Ethan Pena received the Christian Character Award. All of these boys never quit and played hard all the way down to the last second. Hats off to our girls’ JV team! By the time Saturday night rolled around, they were three for three and playing in the Gold Championship game! They played with all they had but came up short by 3 points. Nevertheless, they still walked away with a 2nd place finish in the Gold Bracket! Congratulations to Lauren Sansano for earning the All-Tournament Award, and to Delaney Lopez for receiving the Christian Character Award! All of the girls showed a lot of talent this weekend, and the whole team is hungry for their next chance to win.
The JV 2 boys’ team took 8 players to the Central Texas Fall Classic. They played well in their first official tournament and placed 3rd in the Gold Division! Colton Hardin earned the Christian Character Award for his great attitude and the encouragement that he continuously gave to his teammates. Joe Cloud was awarded the All-Tournament Award for his consistent play and hustle. Overall, Coach Crites was very pleased with how his boys played and summed up the weekend by stating, “We had a great tournament, and are looking forward to building on this early success as the season progresses”.
Our 14U boys’ team played hard on Friday with one win and one loss. After making some adjustments they came back on Saturday to win both games and bring home 1st place in the Silver Bracket! Congratulations to Ryan Sansano for earning the Christian Character Award and to Aden Bordallo for winning All-Tournament. The 14U girls’ team also participated and had a great time at their first tournament of the year! With the first tournament of the season under their belts, the Patriots are back at practice working toward the next one. All of the teams are refocused and planning on bringing home a win! Go Patriots!!