Classic Chevrolet Coppell Showcase tips off


Samantha Freeman

Coppell senior guard Brandon Taylor prepares to bounce pass to his teammate against Lamar in the CHS Arena during the 2019 Classic Chevrolet Coppell Showcase on Thursday. The Cowboys play Rockwall in the main gym tomorrow at 12 p.m.

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer

Today, Coppell basketball began its hosting of the 2019 Classic Chevrolet Coppell Showcase. This is the first pre-season tournament for both the Cowgirls and Cowboys. This showcase lasts until Saturday with games held in the main gym and the CHS Arena.

The Cowboys played their first game this morning against South Garland, a team they lost to in the previous Classic Chevrolet Coppell Showcase, 50-36. However, today they avenged the result with 76-41 win. 

“We’ve started this tournament with some good fire and good momentum and we’re excited to keep playing,” Coppell senior guard Brandon Taylor said. 

The Cowboys went on to beat Arlington Lamar, 65-61, in their second game. With three games left to play, Coppell looks to continue to display the positives from the first games. 

“In the next games, I’m hoping to see the same things we showed today,” Taylor said. “We’re going to continue to play good defense, run our transitions and get the ball in the basket.”

Teamwork and a sense of unity are two factors that can be attributed to the Cowboys’ early success.

“We played as a team today,” Taylor said. “Everyone got to play and everybody got to get some touches. We played with a lot of energy; we played some quality basketball.” 

This showcase offers a unique opportunity for students and teachers to support the Cowboys and Cowgirls. Throughout the two school days, many teachers take their classes down to the arena to watch the games.

One the other side of the showcase, the Cowgirls fell, 58-39, to Frisco Centennial in their first game and won 48-20 against Denton. They play their next game against Waxahachie at 12 p.m. in the CHS Arena. 

The Cowboys’ next game is against Rockwall at 12 p.m. in the main gym.


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