The group kicked off the tournament with a big win over Houston Hurricanes. In a much anticipated face off against San Antonio Hardwork, TK 2021 pulled off a 49-29 win over the much respected group of talented players. Earning a place in the Gold Division Bracket, TK faced off with West Texas Force. In a game that was noticeably dominated by a much older player(s) the legimate TK 11U fell 30-33; however a rightful protest left the FORCE disqualified (as they were not able to provide appropriate age/grade documentation).
KEMISTRY was now left with the challenge of proving that they not only belonged in the semi finals legally but that they were undoubtedly CHAMPIONSHIP material. And the team did just that....defeating CFSA DimeZ by a marginial 20 point lead in the semi finals. The championship game would cap the weekend off and serve as the fourth match up of the season between TK and SETX Heat from Beaumont. In the end, a 38-26 win over the Heat would crown the TK 11 and under group Pearland Classic Gold Division Champions.
Coaches and boys, we are beyond proud of your ability to compete within the boundaries of the rules, while proving that hardwork and commitment pays off both on and off the court. What you learned this weekend was that... not only are you able to dig deep when the chips are stacked against you but that you will always be supported by an ORGANIZATION who understands that the FORCE of Team Kemistry is BIGGER THAN THE BASKETBALL.
SN: Last year this group finished as Silver Bracket Champions. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you stick together and Grind.