The Manvel Mavericks advanced to the finals of the 27th annual Alvin Lion’s Club Tournament where they met the Pearland Oilers.
In a back-and-forth contest, Pearland pulled out a close 56-53 victory to claim the tournament championship as the game came down to a final shot by the Mavs which missed the mark.
Manvel beat Katy Taylor (59-48), Fort Bend Clements (61-55), and South Houston (57-42) to advance to the Gold Bracket finals.
Members of the Maverick basketball team include: Tristan Lopez (1), Ahamad Huff (2), Leon Gilmore (3), Dexter Williams (4), Cameron Thomas (5), Kion White (10), Deriq King (11), C.J. Haynes (20), Justin Fisher (21), Kelton Houston (23), Herbie Zubriate (30), Mo Hussein (33), and Linton Acliesa (34).
Manvel is 16-4 overall and 2-0 in District 22-5A action.
Manvel has beaten Pasadena Memorial (79-40) and Alvin (98-39) in league play. (Photo by Rick Skeen)