YOUTH HOOPS: Ballers headed to nationals

YOUTH HOOPS: Ballers headed to nationals

GILROY – The Ballers, a team made up of fifth graders from
Gilroy and Morgan Hill, will compete in a National Championship
Tournament March 26-28.
GILROY – The Ballers of Gilroy and Morgan Hill have earned the chance to play against some of the best youth basketball teams in the country.

The talented group of fifth-graders earned a trip to the National All Net Championship Tournament with a 3-0 run through the Silicon Valley playoffs, which were held March 5-12.

The Ballers (15-0 overall) won the title game 47-46, overcoming a furious outside shooting by Almaden. The local team led the entire game. Before that, the Ballers beat Saratoga 43-21 and San Carlos 46-25 in the opening rounds.

Now, they will represent the Bay Area in the National Tournament held March 26-28 in the Bren Event Center on campus at UC-Irvine.

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