Bridge City alumni bash celebrates champs
They were the first Bridge City basketball team to reach the playoffs in 38 years when they posted a championship season in 2001 and still hold the record for the longest basketball winning streak- 12 straight- in school history. On Saturday evening they took the court again in the 4th Annual Glenn Pearson Alumni Basketball Game in Cardinal gym.
After a decade, they proved they still had their game as a host of former Bridge City basketball players joined them for fast and furious basketball action pitting the even years against the odd years. The odd years would win it– 56-32.
The celebrated championship Bridge City Cardinals included then head basketball coach Richard Briggs who is now principal of the high school. Assistant coach was Troy Woodall. The team itself was manned by Luke Wolfford, Anthony Acosta, Milton Briggs, Tyler Briggs, Robert Bush, Kevin Duplechin, Chris Goodyear, Ben King, Jamey Knight, Matt Morgan, Shay Psencik, Michael Reeh and Kevin Vincent. Managers were Kevin Beasley, Langston Fults, Jeff Kendall, Morris Norman, Jake Shatto and Dustin Travino.
Richard Briggs and current BCHS basketball coach Tony Knight put in time on the court during the annual event.
Team member Michael Reey passed away a few years after graduation. After the contest, Michael’s parents, Wayne and Elaine Reey, were honored by the team with a special presentation and a photograph of their son in action for the Bridge City Cardinals.
The event was put on by the Bridge City Cardinal Athletic Booster Club. The alumni game namesake, Glenn Pearson was a teacher, coach and longtime superintendent for BCISD.
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