VIDEO: Hoopfest Crowns Winners

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Tamuning, Guam – At the end of the day it is the champions who hold their heads high knowing they worked hard for the final victory and this could be seen on Championship game day 1 at the 9th annual Thanksgiving HoopFest Tournament on December 1 at Tamuning Gym. Championship game 2 is scheduled on Saturday in the 8U, 10U, 16U and 18U competitive divisions.

“In the past nine years of running this tournament I have not seen such a high level of competition which is the result of all the basketball clubs on Guam who work hard on developing the players during their off season,” stated tournament coordinator Elsa Ulloa. Ulloa adds that having the Republic of the Philippines (RP) Growee team, Dilliman Prep from Manila and Rollers Basketball from Saipan participating tested the skill level of local club teams.

“It will be exciting for the fans to watch the upcoming 2014 IIAAG and GDOE high school and middle school boys basketball leagues with the talented athletes who performed well on the court,” said Ulloa

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Championship game results;

Turkey Recreation Division (21 under coed): MTM Falcons 31, Rollers Basketball 25. Falcons BJ Artul was named MVP and division top scorer with 38 total points averaging 7.60 per game.

Turkey Recreation Division (14 under coed): Inarajan Heat 45, Rollers Basketball 40. Heat’s Napu San Luis was named MVP and division top scorer with 70 total points averaging 23.33 per game.

Turkey Run Division (14 under competitive): Malesso Rebels 50, Rollers Basketball 45. Rebel’s Alschae Grape was named MVP and JR Kings Juan King received the division top scorer with 107 total points averaging 26.75 per game.

Turkey Dash Division (12 under coed): RP Growee Basketball 54, Dilliman Prep 32. RP’s JC Baltazar was named MVP and Heat’s Gabriel Stanley received the division top scorer award with 93 total points averaging 23.25 per game.