Converse Judson grabs Sweet 16 championship


Slam Dunk

Tournament MVP Trent Matthews (#24) of Converse Judson scores two of his 10 points in the championship game win vs. St. Thomas (Photo by Stormy Wall)

Understating the obvious, Coach Mike Wacker called it a “sweet, sweet victory”.  Led by tournament most valuable player Trent Matthews, the Rockets of Judson High School (Converse, TX) edged St. Thomas of Houston 36-34 in Saturday’s championship game of the 7th Annual Spaw Glass South Padre Island Sweet 16 Invitational at the SPI Convention Centre.

While the 2010 Invitational featured fast-paced, end-to-end basketball in 27 games spread over two days at the Convention Centre and Port Isabel High School, the title game was all about nose-to-nose defense, aggressive rebounding and at the end, two game-winning free throws by senior Raynell Ishman with less than one second on the clock. 

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Dec. 6 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press.

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