The inaugural 3-on-3 Downtown Basketball tournament hosted by Union Station took over East Columbus Avenue Saturday and Sunday in front of the Holland Theatre. The event was a success as 32 teams and 122 participants competed. A total of $7,000 was raised toward the mission of Union Station.
A three-point competition was held Saturday evening. Reaching the final round were Kam Smith, Isaac Reinhard, Elisha Carter and Ethan Carter. It was Elisha Carter who won the shoot out on her final shot.
THREE POINT SHOOT OUT
Sunday, a tournament was held with 37 pool games to determine a champion for each grade level. Five championship games were held with all five going to overtime.
Locally, three different teams won their grade level tournament.
The Pirates of DeGraff won the boys sixth-grade tournament and the team consisted of Jaxon Woods, Ayden Clary, Gavin Orsebourne and Landon Purtee.
BOYS SIXTH GRADE CHAMPIONS
PIRATES FROM DEGRAFF
The Dunkin’ Donuts from West Liberty won the girls seventh- grade tournament and included Madeline Cole, Megan Hollar, Lilly Weaver and Sophia Hardwick.
GIRLS SEVENTH GRADE CHAMPIONS
DUNKIN’ DONUTS — WEST LIBERTY
Claiming the boys seventhgrade tournament title was Ohio Elite from Bellefontaine. That team was made up of Riley Neer, Mason Bright, Billy Bourk and Ethan Martin.
BOYS SEVENTH GRADE CHAMPIONS
OHIO ELITE — BELLEFONTAINE
Five other tournament champions were crowned on Sunday. Northridge Future from Springfield won the boys fourthgrade tournament and included Preston Smith, Colten Adams, Mason McDermott and Brody Runkle. Champion City Storm from Springfield won the boys fifth-grade tournament and consisted of Rhett Lough, Caleb Hall, Xavier White and Christian Davis. The Lady Titans from Ottawa claimed the girls sixth-grade tournament with Kaelyn Grothaus, Makenna Siefker, Carlie Brinkman and Alexa Glenn. Boom Squad from Marysville won the boys eighth-grade tournament with Tyler Perry, Jack Boggs and Matthew Linger, while Lady Ballers from Lima won the girls eighth-grade title with Bella Lopez, Kyilla Billingsley, Ryllyn Marquiss and MaKayla Blankenship.