Over 160 teams and hundreds of spectators packed Crown Point Shores this past weekend for the Jack in the Box “Hoops at the Beach” Basketball Tournament – A Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl Production. There were 17 divisions, including brackets for men and women, old and young and tall and short. In the top division (Elite), “Ozone, Turbo and That White Girl” were victorious at Center Court and were crowned “San Diego County Champions.”
Over on the contest courts, Denelkus Smith shot his way to an impressive victory in the adult division of the Aruba Networks 3-Point Shootout, while Manny Lopez defended his title as winner of the Bird Rock Systems Free Throw Contest, as well as the HORSE competition. Meanwhile, 11 year-old Kai Komaki dominated the junior competition, as he walked away the champion of both the 3-Point and Free Throw contests! Not to be outdone, Komaki’s teammate, 12 year-old Remmy Charles, walked away victorious of the junior HORSE competition.
This year’s San Diego County Kia Retailers Slam Dunk Contest was a sight to see, as nine dunkers showed off their flashiest dunks. Cornel Williams took home the grand prize as he narrowly defeated Aaron Harris with a thundering reverse jam. The prize included concert tickets, a $75 Jack in the Box gift card and four tickets to the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl.
“Hoops at the Beach” has served as an annual fund-raiser for the non-profit Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl for 24 years. The event benefitted Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County.
Other sponsor partners who made the weekend a success include: Wells Fargo, Rotary Club of San Diego and Imperial Counties, Dr Pepper, Classic Party Rentals, 100.7 Jack FM, 760 KFMB, NBC San Diego, Think Blue City of San Diego, San Diego Family Magazine, San Diego City Beat, Amtrak and Navy Dispatch.
2011 Division Winners
Boys 3rd/4th (A) – San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary #1
Boys 3rd/4th (B) – Pups 2
Boys 5th/6th (A) – DTJJ Ballers
Boys 5th/6th (B) – Alpha Dawgs
Boys 7th/8th (A) – Team Crossover
Boys 7th/8th (B) – Scripps Jets
Boys 7th/8th (C) – Rotary Club of San Diego #6
Boys 9th/10th – 2Peat
Girls 7th/8th – Rotary Club of San Diego #9
Men’s Open (A) – Hella Wet
Men’s Open (B) – Miramar Marines
6-3” & Under (A) – Silk
6-3” & Under (B) – Fab 4
6-0” & Under (A) – WeMajor
6-0” & Under (B) – Encinitas Goats
6-0” & Under (C) – Phatball
Elite – Ozone, Turbo and That White Girl