Carmel Valley Spurs: Solana Beach Cats 3on3 Bball Champions

Back row: Coach Rob Jenkins; Front row: Justin Lam, Jake Cabulio, Alex Jenkins, Anthony Bland.

The Carmel Valley Spurs won the Solana Beach Cats 3on3 Basketball Tournament on March 29 in the 5th/6th grade division. They played six games, including pool play and the playoffs, and finished with a record of 5-1. The Spurs lost their only game, in pool play, to the Solana Beach Swishers. As it turns out, they would meet again later in the day, in the finals. In the championship game, the Spurs fell behind early, then took a brief lead, then fell behind again with under a minute remaining. The Spurs hit a basket with about 10 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game and send it to overtime. The rules stated that the first team to score in overtime wins the game. The Spurs won the coin toss and got the ball first. After a few quick passes, they hit a jump shot about 15 seconds into overtime. The Carmel Valley Spurs beat the Solana Beach Swishers to win the 3on3 championship in a close and dramatic overtime game. Congratulations to all.