The Stampede finished the weekend in Houston 2-1 and taking the Texas Cup. A great big thank you to Heather Rennerfeldt for keeping us all together and keeping us rolling! Next up is the Texas hold'em invitational in Las Vegas Nevada. Stay tuned for live webcast information.
What a day in Houston! The Stampede takes the court for the first time with Frenchman Sebastien Verdin in the Houston Texas Cup.
In game one:
Verdin, quickly learning the Texas system, was a great compliment to Stampede member Alex Pabon. As the two shared in the scoring role, both players also caused plenty of turnovers for the opposing side.
While trying to get on the same page, Texas was down by as many as five goals. The Stampede battled back to tie the score in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. In the final seconds of the game, Houston looking to score and go up by one, run out of time on the shot clock leaving five seconds on the game clock. Texas quickly inbounds the ball to Pabon streaking down the court and he sees a breaking Verdin going towards the goal. With a quick and precise bump, Verdin is able to catch and score as time expires to finish with the win!!
In game two:
Texas quickly jumped out to a three point lead over Houston. Then after a few bad bounces the Stampede we're down by two for a majority of the game. Verdin and Pabon continued to learn each other's way on the court however the Stampede just could cut the deficit and lost the afternoon match by two.
Tomorrow the Stampede finish the weekend with the last game at 12:30p. Stayed tuned!
The Texas Stampede returns to action this weekend in Houston against in-state rival the Houston Texans. The Texans are hosting the first Texas cup of the season and it will serve as a warm-up tournament to next weeks international Texas Hold’em Invitational.
“Going into the weekend at the Houston Texas cup will be a good chance for the Stampede to continue the work and learn together as a group. It will be an exciting weekend to work alongside our new international player Sebastian Verdin from France” said Gabriel Garcia.
The Stampede will be playing without Tokyo Paralympics silver medalist Ray Hennagir who sustained an injury at the WWAR tournament two weeks ago. His absence will put a increased workload on Verdin at his initial event.
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