SoCalHoops Tournament News
High Five America Memorial
Tournament: Recap--(June 1, 2000)
Over Memorial Weekend 2000, High Five America hosted their annual Memorial Weekend Tournament and once again the sheer size of the event was only superseded by the quality of play. The tournament featured 147 teams from all over the Western United States and was played on 14 basketball courts and six sites throughout San Diego. The tournament featured 1600 players competing in 11 age divisions.
The championship finals were played in the 52,000 square foot SportCenter on the campus of United States International University, a building that features six full-sized basketball courts. The winners and finalists in the 11 age divisions are as follows:
Sporting Chance - Tucson, AZ d. Del Mar Sharks from San Diego
Portland Elite Pro-Am d. Fast Break from San Diego
ARC Razorbacks d. Phoenix West
Rancho Cucamonga Bulls d. Oxnard Rebels
Riverside and One d. High Five America
Las Vegas Select d. Portland Elite (Broadus)
Super Flo from Orange Co. d. LA Raidogs
Portland Elite d. Full Court Express from Colorado
Las Vegas Rebels d. Gillette Wyoming HS
LA Raidogs d. Ruff Riders Tucson, AZ
HS Boy All-Stars
Future Basketball Stars Long Beach, defeated Portland Elite Legends
The next two major events being planned by High Five America include the Fireworks Festival 2000, a Girls Basketball Tournament scheduled at The SportCenter for July 1-3, 2000. The event will have divisions for 10 Under Girls up to and including High School All-Star Teams. High Five also has plans to host their first-ever High School Christmas Tournament. For more information on these tournaments, basketball camps and leagues, please contact Wayne Engelstad at 858-536-3211 Ext. 112.
High Five America is a 501- c-3 non-profit organization with its headquarters located in San Diego, California. The mission of High Five America is to empower young people and adults to make informed, healthy choices to counter the use of drugs and alcohol abuse, gangs and violence by using the platform of athletic excellence to provide positive role models, and to present helpful awareness, effective education and assistance. President and Founder Rle Nichols established high Five America in 1989.
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