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The Texas Southmost College intramural basketball team was recognized by the TSC Board of Trustees for winning the South Texas Shoot Basketball Tournament during the March 12 board meeting at the TSC Main Campus.
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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The South Texas Shootout Basketball Tournament was one for the books for the Texas Southmost College Scorpions intramural basketball team, bringing home the championship for the first time. 

“This team has worked hard, practicing between classes and as active members of the Brownsville Men’s Basketball League,” said Tiffany Hernandez, TSC Intramural Sports coordinator. “We’ve always made it to the finals, but to receive the championship and bring that trophy home is exciting.”

The nine-man team remained undefeated during the tournament going 4-0 against Texas State Technical College, South Texas College and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

During the first two games, TSC was ahead by more than 20 points and officials had to implement the Mercy Rule, stopping the game and declaring the Scorpions as the winners.

TSC defeated UTRGV 80-72 in the final game to win the tournament championship.

“Their hard work was really showcased that day,” said Hernandez. “I’m super proud of them.”

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TSC point and shooting guard Ricardo Rocha said this was his third time competing in the South Texas Shootout Tournament, and never had they had a win like this. He describes it as the best feeling in the world. 

“I couldn’t be happier or more proud of how we played,” said the 21-year-old. “Competition was tough, but we worked great together and trusted each other giving us a memorable outcome.”

The TSC Electrical Residential and Commercial student also added that this win makes them champs.

“This definitely changed the perspective of many who thought we were underdogs,” said Rocha. “And what we have done is prove that we are a team to look out for.”

His teammate and power forward/center Emmanuel de Shawn Hervey said they realized early on they were on the path to winning, but said they remained steadfast and focused to ensure they didn’t lose their lead. 

“Holding that trophy was so satisfying,” said the 21-year-old. “We came in strong, focused and as a team, that’s what helped us. It was a great experience. Definitely the highlight of my year.”

Both players agree this experience has become one of their college highlights.

Hernandez said that it’s achievements like this that put TSC on the map.

“This shows the Rio Grande Valley that we have talent here on campus,” she said. “And we can’t be underestimated. We are now the team to beat.” 

The undefeated team includes – Hugo Salazar, Ricardo Rocha, Anthony Anzaldua, Roberto Flores, Andres Fragoso, Emmanuel de Shawn Hervy, Andres Ramos, Miguel Reyes and Brian Salazar. 

Top tournament scorers were TSC’s Salazar and Reyes.

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