It was a rough Saturday night for area teams as all four that played for a title of some kind fell short in their attempts for bigger hardware.
Sterling boys claim second in Buffalo
The Sterling Rangers (7-11) finished in second place at the Buffalo (Texas) Tournament with a 68-63 loss to New Waverly in the championship game.
It was Sterling’s second loss in the tournament to New Waverly.
Treylon Joseph scored 17 points, Kyle Arclies added 14 points and Ashton Williams hit for 13 points for the Rangers.
RSS beat Flower Mound 65-59 in the semifinal earlier that day behind Jeremy Benson (17 points), Arclies (16 points) and Kevin Kirkland (12 points).
GCM second in Pasadena
Despite a 1-1 pool record Friday, the Goose Creek Memorial boys basketball team found itself in the championship of the Pasadena Tournament Saturday.
The Patriots fell to Klein Oak, 70-35, to wrap up a 2-2 weekend before beginning District 22-5A play Friday night against Robert E. Lee.
GCM (12-8) got to the final by virtue of a 71-47 win over Fort Bend Austin in a semifinal earlier Saturday as TJ Bolds scored 15 points, Dariyus Woodson added 14 points and Sm Bradford and Malik Mustafaa each added 11 points.
Barbers Hill girls nipped
Despite freshman Dalanna Carter wrapping up a big, four-game run at their own Gulf Coast Classic with a 29-point performance, the Barbers Hill Lady Eagles fell short in the gold bracket title game.
Pearland, led by Mississippi State signee De Gaston, were able to record a 61-50 win over Barbers Hill (19-4) which begins district play 1:30 Friday at home against PAM.
Barbers Hill boys fall
The Eagles (15-6) dropped a 66-60 decision to Cy Springs in the Silver Bracket final of the Gulf Coast Classic.