By Bob Kowalski
For high school basketball fans, The Mansfield Spring Creek Barbeque Invitational Tournament is a longstanding holiday tradition.
The tournament, set for Wednesday, Dec. 28, through Friday, Dec. 30, at four Mansfield ISD sites, has brought some of Texas’ girls basketball teams here since 2003, when Summit defeated Canyon in the championship game.
Games tip off at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Lake Ridge, Mansfield, Summit and Timberview high schools. All-tournament tickets cost $25 and provide entry for all three days of the tournament. Single-day tickets cost $10, and children 5 and under are admitted free.
This year’s field features the top team in The Associated Press’ Class 6A state rankings, South Grand Prairie, as well as No. 5 Coppell, No. 10 Cedar Hill, No. 13 Denton Braswell, No. 14 Lake Ridge and No. 21 Legacy.
The 5A ranked teams competing are No. 2 Amarillo, No. 4 Timberview, No. 10 Fort Worth Brewer, No. 19 Frisco Lebanon Trail, and No. 25 Frisco Memorial.
More tournament information is available at the Mansfield ISD’s tournament website.
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