G.A.T.A. IV Places third in the Gulf Coast Blue Chips Ronald Searles Holiday Classic in Houston, Tx - Dec. 16 - 17, 2006

G.A.T.A. IV splits games in pool play and defeats the San Antonio Ro-Hawks for the third place spot in what turned out to be a sign of things to come with Houston's 12 and under basketball powerhouses.

Houston is again proving to be the battle ground for those seeking to play the best. Four out of the top ten teams in Texas reside in Houston, and they are sending a clear message "If you want to beat us, you better bring your A game". Clearly the Houston Defenders, Total Package, Houston Hoops and the Gulf Coast Blue Chips have gotten better or maybe we should say taller. The Houston Hoops are lining up three tall players a 6'0", 6'1" and a 6'2" front court to insure them rebounding dominance. The Total Packet has also added to an already strong lineup; recently they posted a win against the Houston Hoops! Although the Gulf Coast Blue Chips loss to the Houston Hoops this weekend they too have sized up and have an improved squad. The Houston Defenders continue to be the team to beat and maybe this year will be the year! G.A.T.A. IV is gearing up for what may prove to be a challenging but great 2007 tournament season!

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