Over 150 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 19 divisions, including brackets for men and women, old and young and tall and short. In the top division (Elite), “WeMajor” was victorious at Center Court and were crowned “San Diego County Champions.”
Over on the contest courts, James Pauley shot his way to an impressive victory in the adult division of the 3-Point Shootout, while David Eastley prevailed in the finals of the Free Throw Challenge, and Manny Lopez defended his title as the HORSE champion. At the junior level (13 and under), sharpshooters Travis Tatad, Remmy Charles, and Bo Templin proved too strong for the competition as they took home the trophies for the 3-Point, Free Throw and HORSE contests, respectively.
This year’s San Diego County Kia Retailers Slam Dunk Contest was a sight to see, as nine dunkers showed off their flashiest dunks. Needing a perfect ‘50’ score from the judges to force a dunk-off, participant Aaron Harris didn’t disappoint, as he hurdled another player to throw down a monstrous alley-oop jam. Aaron then sealed the victory with another strong, forearm-deep dunk in the finals.
“Hoops at the Beach” has served as an annual fund-raiser for the non-profit Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl for 25 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, Dr Pepper TEN, Classic Party Rentals, Z90.3, Magic 92.5, NBC San Diego, Think Blue City of San Diego, San Diego Family Magazine, San Diego City Beat, and Navy Dispatch.
2012 Division Winners
Boys 3rd/4th (A) – Scripps Ranch All-Stars
Boys 3rd/4th (B) – Rotary Club of San Diego #2
Boys 3rd/4th (C) – Oggi’s Pizza Dough Balls
Boys 5th/6th (A) – Binky’s Bombers
Boys 5th/6th (B) – High Intensity
Boys 7th/8th (A) – San Diego Black Mambas
Boys 7th/8th (B) – Bulldogs #1
Boys 9th/10th – San Diego Black Mambas – Elite
Masters (30+) – GMAC Attack
Super Masters (40+) – Olde Gym Legends
Senior Masters (50+) – Riverside Knights
Men’s Open – Deep V Necks
6-3” & Under (A) – White Panda
6-3” & Under (B) – Back 2 Basics
6-0” & Under (A) – K Squad
6-0” & Under (B) – Predators
6-0” & Under (C) – Hammer Time
Wheelchair – No Limits
Elite – WeMajor