December 31, 2015 - On the third and final day of Tenaha's Seventh Annual Holiday Hoops basketball tournament, on Wednesday, the Joaquin Rams boy's team defeated the Garrison Bulldogs in their final Consolation bracket game. This ended the JHS squad's competition for the tourney with a 2-2 standing.
The Tenaha Lady Tigers won their third place game over the Chireno Lady Owls by a 53-47 margin. Tenaha went into the final period with a narrow 34-32 lead. Scores early in the final period from Arlicia Roland and Keanya Davis gave the Lady Tigers a 38-34 cushion at the 5:51 mark. Just one minute later the Lady Owls tied the game with a 3-pointer by Brian Dubois.
The Lady Tigers went on a run aided by 3-point plays by Arlicia Roland and Brooke McClure. Tenaha also took full advantage of getting into the double-bonus for free throws in the late stages to maintain their lead.
The Tenaha Boy's Tiger team also claimed the third place honors with a 60-59 win over the LaPoynor Flyers. THS led 22-11 at the end of the first period but LaPoynor steadily chipped away at their lead throughout the game. LaPoynor gained the lead with 13 seconds remaining in the contest but Tenaha's Trai Gardner sank two clutch free throws with just .4 seconds left to clinch the 1-point win.
The tournament's Girl's Championship game saw Lapoynor win over Lipan. Lipan won the Boy's Championship over Carthage. Over seventy games were played during the tournament.