Berry Center to host Region III-6A Boys’ Basketball Tournament

February 14, 2020

Basketball Regional Tournament at the Berry CenterThe Richard E. Berry Center will serve as host of the Region III-6A Boys’ Basketball Tournament March 6-7, with the winner advancing to the UIL Basketball State Championships.

Feb. 14, 2020—CFISD’s Richard E. Berry Center (8877 Barker Cypress Road) will once again host the UIL Region III-6A Boys’ Basketball Tournament, March 6-7.

This marks the fourth year for CFISD to act as host for the regional basketball tournament, which was previously held at Aldine ISD’s Campbell Center.

Last year’s regional tournament featured teams from three different area school districts (Fort Bend, Galena Park and Lamar Consolidated). Galena Park North Shore High School defeated Lamar Consolidated ISD’s George Ranch High School 35-32 in the championship game on the way to finishing as a Class 6A state semifinalist.

Semifinal games will be at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, March 6. The regional championship will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7.

“We are looking forward to hosting the Class 6A regional boys’ basketball tournament March 6-7 at CFISD’s Berry Center,” said Ray Zepeda, CFISD director of athletics. “This is a premier UIL event that features the best boys’ basketball teams in the region. We would hope that our entire community can come out to watch some of Houston’s best try to earn a trip to the UIL State Tournament.”

Media interested in covering either the semifinal games or the regional final are asked to register a media request through the CFISD Athletics website by 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5. Please indicate whether a seat at the press table will be needed.

Athletic scouts interested in attending either the semifinal games or the regional final are also asked to register a scout request through the CFISD Athletics website by 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5.

The check-in area will be on the east side of the Berry Center. Media and scouts will be required to show press identification upon arrival.

Following each game, media members are asked to allow tournament personnel time to organize teams for trophy presentations or other postgame items before conducting interviews.

The Berry Center’s multi-purpose arena is designed for 9,500 maximum capacity, with 8,300 fixed seats. The handicap-accessible facility features more than 4,000 parking spaces.

The winner of the regional championship will advance to the UIL Basketball State Championships, March 12-14 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

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