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Galveston ISD Basketball - 5A State Semifinals (1982)

T Berry

Silent | 1982

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  •  North Mesquite free throw 
  •  Start of the second period 
  •  Galveston Ball free throw. The Golden Tornadoes made two of nine free throws in the first three quarters, but five of six in the final 2:42 of the game. 
  •  Ball enters the third period down 23-22 
  •  John Chaney (24) connects with the net. Chaney scored 22 of Ball’s 55 points during the game.  
  •  Start of the fourth period 
  •  With Ball down 45-44, the Golden Tornadoes take command of the game following goals by Harold Dergin (14) and Carl Hilton 
  •  North Mesquite’s Bryan Essary (24) cuts the deficit to 49-47 with 1:08 left. Essary scored 23 of North Mesquite’s 48 points.  
  •  Ball’s Rudell Morris collects two free throws to extend the team’s lead 
  •  Game over 
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This film captures the 5A boys basketball state semifinal between the Galveston Ball Golden Tornadoes and the North Mesquite Stallions. The game was played on March 12, 1982, at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. The Golden Tornadoes are wearing purple jerseys. While the Stallions led by a point at halftime, the Golden Tornadoes took command of the game in the final minutes, winning 55-48. The following day, Ball faced the San Antonio Churchill Chargers in the finals. The Golden Tornadoes lost 75-74, finishing the season as state runnerup with a 35-6 record. The Galveston Independent School District selected Ball High School basketball coach T. Berry coach of the year on March 17. Opening in 1884, Ball is currently the only public high school in Galveston.