Sometimes the calls went a certain way, just like the ball would fall through the hoop a certain way.
All in all, dozens of local basketball players laced up sneakers on Jan. 21 to play in the Adult 3-v-3 Basketball Tournament at the gym at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex. They had a blast and showed off hoops action for each other and spectators who attended.
Teams, made up of up to five adults all over 18, competed. The games began in the morning and went into the afternoon. Each team was guaranteed two games.
Play was relegated to a half-court. Scoring was reduced to one point for a regular basket and two points for a shot made beyond the three-point line.
Snacks and beverages were provided, including some from Aroma Joe’s, which was handing out A.J.’s Rush energy drinks.
Overall, the play was intense and competitive.
When they weren’t playing, however, the players enjoyed watching other games — and rooted for the competitors on the courts.