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NW Houston, top state teams set to compete in annual Cy-Hoops Invitational

November 29, 2018

The ninth annual Houston Methodist Cy-Hoops Invitational, hosted by Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, is poised to return with plenty of talent.

CFISD’s 12 high school boys basketball teams will take part in the tournament, Dec. 6-8, at Cypress Lakes, Cypress Park, Cypress Ranch and the Berry Center, as well as 12 non-district teams.

The event is hosted by the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation in partnership with Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Houston Methodist West Hospital.

Dekaney, Port Arthur Memorial and Waxahachie also return and enter the season ranked in the top ten in Texas according to MaxPreps.com.

The event features several titleholders including Port Arthur Memorial, defending Class 5A state champions, Cy Falls, 2017 Class 6A champions, Lancaster, 5A champions in 2015 and 2016, and North Shore, 6A champions in 2014.

There’s also Spring, Eisenhower, Nimitz, Dickinson, Harker Heights, Arlington Bowie and Duncanville.

Lancaster is currently No. 2 in 5A in the most recent Texas Association of Basketball Coaches rankings. There’s also 6A No. 10 Waxahachie, 6A No. 12 Duncanville, 6A No. 15 Eisenhower and 5A No. 10 Port Arthur Memorial.

Thursday’s first-round winners will move on to play Friday, Dec. 7, at the Berry Center.

At 5 p.m., Bridgeland will face Spring at Cypress Park gym 2, Cy Falls faces Eisenhower at Cypress Lakes gym 2, Cy Lakes takes on Dekaney at Cypress Lakes gym 1, Cypress Ranch faces Harker Heights at Cypress Ranch gym 1, Cy Ridge takes on Waxahachie at Cypress Ranch gym 2 and Port Arthur Memorial faces Arlington Bowie at Cypress Park gym 1.

At 6:30 p.m., Cy-Fair battles Langham Creek at Cypress Lakes gym 2, Cy Park takes on Duncanville at Cypress Park gym 1, Cy Springs faces Cy Creek at Cypress Park gym 2, Cy Woods will take on North Shore at Cypress Ranch gym 2, Jersey Village battles Dickinson at Cypress Ranch gym 1 and Lancaster faces Nimitz at Cypress Lakes gym 1.

The semifinals are slated for 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Dec. 8, at the Berry Center, with the championship game set for 5:30 p.m. The consolation final will follow the semis.

Proceeds from the tournament will help fund Cy-Fair Educational Foundation scholarships for graduating CFISD seniors.

A tournament bracket is accessible on the Cy-Hoops page of the CFISD website.

alvaro.montano@chron.com

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