By ERIC VICCARO
Bowie High School’s boys’ basketball team has had a longstanding tradition of competing in the Whataburger Tournament.
The Jackrabbits open tournament play today at 10 a.m. with a game against Liberty Hill in the blue boys’ division at Chisholm Trail High School in Fort Worth.
Liberty Hill had a successful run in this tournament last year – finishing as the runner-up to Abilene Wylie.
Bowie head coach Doug Boxell – who has taken the Jackrabbits to the Whataburger Tournament every single year since he took over the program – said Liberty Hill has plenty of height.
“They are hard to stop,” Boxell said. “They will run a 1-2-1-1 press the whole game.”
Liberty Hill is an Austin suburb with a basketball-first mentality. Still, Boxell said Bowie has a chance to compete with them.
“We have a chance to beat a really good team,” said Boxell with Jackrabbits fresh off a 68-50 district-opening victory over Nocona from Dec. 20.
Bowie stands at 7-8 overall coming into the event.
Daniel Mosley (33) will be one of Bowie’s players to watch at the 59th Annual Whataburger Tournament starting today at Chisholm Trail High School. The Jackrabbits will open tournament play facing Liberty Hill, the runner-up in the blue division last year. (News file photo by Eric Viccaro)