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Patti Welder 8th Grade A-Team Basketball Take First at Tournament

The championship game came down to a last second shot by the Panthers at the buzzer to beat Port Lavaca Travis Middle School.  The Panthers were down by nine points at one point in the third quarter and cut the Travis lead to six points at the start of the fourth quarter.The Panthers cut the lead to two points with less than a minute in the game, and with their ferocious defense, the Panthers got the ball back and tied the game up at 28-28.  With .7 seconds left, the Panthers Jaleal Falcon threw up a shot at the buzzer and the Panthers defeated Travis Middle School 30-28 in the championship game.The Panthers won three games on Saturday to win their first basketball championship in many years. GO PW!

Pictured from left to right:  Coach Jill Reinhardt, Adan Hernandez, Coach Wylie Crawford, Giancarlos Arrambide, Santiago Arroyo, Jaleal Falcon, Dion Green, Charles Garcia, Adrian Martinez, Joseph Alvarez, Coach Jaime Thomas, and Da'marion Huff. 
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