G.A.T.A. IV Wins the Summer "Round Ball" Tournament, July19-20, 2008, San Antonio,Texas


The G.A.T.A. IV Basketball Organizations hosts it’s second successful tournament this summer. The Summer “Round Ball” tournament originally attracted a field of ten 13 and under teams with half of it’s teams coming from out-of-town. This tournament had no doubt the strongest field assembled to compete with one another.

Once the roster of teams was published four San Antonio teams dropped out! Well let’s say they eliminated themselves from competing, leaving only three San Antonio teams to battle it out with these talented Austin, Bryan and Houston teams.

G.A.T.A. IV, S.A. No-Limit and the Stone Oak Irish held their own and defended the Alamo!

G.A.T.A. IV started pool play by beating a tall and talented Austin Texas Ambassador team. The Ambassadors had height and good guard play, but G.A.T.A. IV’s overall play made the difference by scoring from the outside as well as the inside.

The next game featured a rematch with the S.A. No-limit with G.A.T.A. IV having claimed an earlier victory. The outcome was no different, G.A.T.A. IV beats the No-Limit team to claim the first place seed and a first round bye.

In bracket play G.A.T.A. IV plays the Houston RYTES Warriors. A very talented team that came to play, G.A.T.A. IV took an early lead and kept the double-digit lead until the end.

G.A.T.A. IV moves to the championship game to claim a rematch with the Bryan - TX Ambassadors; having lost to this team in Dallas early in the season G.A.T.A. IV was ready for the rematch. G.A.T.A. IV led wire-to-wire to claim the tournament’s top spot.


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