Large number of teams compete in 3-on-3 competition’s second year Hot hoopsters hit the Ridge

The second annual Snoqualmie Casino 3-on-3 basketball tournament, held July 19 and 20 on Snoqualmie Ridge, was a big success.

Warren Moon of Carnation works toward the basket against Ken Roorda of Issaquah

The second annual Snoqualmie Casino 3-on-3 basketball tournament, held July 19 and 20 on Snoqualmie Ridge, was a big success.

A total of 98 teams entered the competition this year in various age groups, up from 77 in the event’s inaugural year of 2007.

There were a total of 15 division champions this year. Those teams included: Cloud Nine in the men’s competitive 19-29 bracket; Last Minute in the men’s 19-29 recreational division; Hustle & Flow in the men’s 30 and over recreational; Snoqualmie Casino in the men’s masters; Wildcats in the high school boys; Game Over in the high school girls; Lost Boys in the boys’ intermediate 13 and under “A”; Eastside in the boys’ intermediate 13 and under “B”; ECBA Swish in the girls’ intermediate 13 and under; Skills 2 in the boys 12 and under intermediate; Hoopsters in the girls’ 12 and under intermediate; Blues in the elementary boys 11 and under “A”; Knuckleheads in the elementary boys 11 and under “B”, Somethin’ Fierce in the girls’ elementary 11 and under, and Swoosh in the elementary boys’ 9 and under.

There were also a number of runners-up. Among those teams were the Pu Maccs in the men’s 19-29 recreational, the Pops with Hops in the men’s masters; Suns and Eastside III in the boys’ 13 and under intermediates; Fireballs and MJ’s in the boys’ 11 and under intermediates; Bruins in the high school boys and Wildcat Ballers in the high school girls.

Games were played in beautiful weather conditions throughout the weekend on the streets in front of Snoqualmie Community Park on the Ridge. Event promoters expect to bring the tournament back in the summer of 2009.

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