The Van Alstyne Middle School seventh grade boys basketball team began the day Saturday at the district tournament held at Van Alstyne High School ranked fourth in the district. By the end of the day that number rose significantly. The Panthers beat Pilot Point in the first round of the tournament and proceeded to knock off No. 1 seed Sunnyvale in the second round to advance to the championship game against Gunter. Van Alstyne fell to Gunter but finished in second place in the tournament.