Update, Friday, December 31: After a remarkable run in the Dallas ISD Holiday Invitational, the Eagles finished second to a terrific Carter team last night. Final: ESD 46-64 Carter. Coach Henderson said, "Congrats to Carter on their win. I'm also very proud of our team, their individual efforts and what they accomplished together. Many thanks to the fans for their support, too."
Additionally, seniors Colby Henderson and Austin Page were named to the All Tournament Team.
Proud of you, Eagles! 🦅🏀
This morning, The Dallas Morning News printed headline reads, "ESD shocks No. 1 Kimball in semifinal." Eagles advance to the Gold Championship of the Dallas ISD Holiday Invitational and will face off against Carter High School tonight at 6:00 p.m.
HOW TO CHEER ON THE EAGLES TONIGHT:
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 S Polk St, Dallas, TX 75232
Tickets: Purchase tickets in advance or at the door. $10 for adults; $6 for students.
From @DallasAthletics: "Face coverings are required inside all Dallas ISD facilities unless actively participating or consuming food and/or beverages."
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Coach Henderson says the results are a team effort, "Our guys collectively have done well! It's not about our goals that make us achieve, it's about our commitment to the process of achieving. Our team TCC motto (Trust, Commitment, and Care) and the 3 A’s of Approach, Attitude, and Appreciation have given these student-athletes a purpose and understanding of what it takes to be successful and leaders in the community."
This is the first time in its 12 years of participation that ESD has advanced to the Gold Championship of this tournament. In 2009, ESD advanced to the consolation championship, losing to the eventual 5A UIL state champ DeSoto.
Proud of you, Eagles!
-- Read the DMN Wednesday Holiday Hoops Recap here.