HOUSTON, TX (Feb. 11, 2019) – Yellowstone College Prep’s middle school boys basketball team fought their way to a hard-earned third place ranking over the weekend at the Texas Charter School Academy and Athletic League (TCSAAL) state tournament.
The Lions progressed to the state Final Four championship after winning the East Texas Division 5 Regional Championship on February 2. Despite playing hard and giving their best effort, the Lions were defeated by the reigning State Champions from St. Anthony School in Dallas, TX. Overall, the Lions enjoyed an undefeated regular season (8-0) and a successful post-season (2-1).
“This was a great experience for our players. They were heartbroken by their unexpected loss, but are determined to return to the state championship next year to win the title.” said Cheryl Davis, athletic director at Yellowstone. “Only two of our team members are in 8th grade, so we have a strong pool of talent going into the next season.”
The 2018-19 season is Yellowstone’s first to compete in the TCSAAL. The team’s success on the court is due in large part to the strong athletic program built by Davis and a dedicated team of parent volunteers including Terrence Lewis (head coach), D. Britton (assistant coach), and Lydia Lewis (trainer).
The girl’s middle school basketball team also enjoyed success on the court this year, progressing to the regional tournament after a successful 6-2 regular season.
“What an outstanding season! Our first year in the TCSAAL will be one to remember,” said Deidra Lawson, head of schools at Yellowstone. “We are so excited to celebrate our students’ accomplishment with them, and we look forward to the many great seasons still ahead.”
Yellowstone Academy is a private, Christian school serving students in Pre-K through 4th grade. Yellowstone College Prep is a public, tuition-free charter school growing to serve students in 5th through 12th grade. Together, the Yellowstone Schools are co-located on the same campus in the heart of Houston’s Third Ward community, where they serve nearly 500 students. The Yellowstone schools are committed to joining with students and their families, regardless of financial means, as they navigate an often difficult educational landscape. At Yellowstone, we inspire, empower, and invest in students to achieve their fullest potential.
Learn more at www.yellowstoneschools.org