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May Madness engulfs Tribe

May Madness Basketball04HOLLYWOOD — May Madness hit the Hollywood Gym May 16-17 in the form of basketball teams eager to win their divisions. The double-elimination tournament featured players ages 3-18.

The tournament gave kids a chance to get on the court and compete. The Hollywood Recreation Department plans to offer players more competition and hopes to start monthly youth tournaments. Most players came from Hollywood, but a few from Brighton, Big Cypress and Trail also competed.

In the 9-to-12-year-old division, Todd’s Squad beat Delray Waves # 1 for the championship. In the 13-to-15 division final, Nora’s eked out the win against Delray Waves, 27-25. In the high school battle, Hollywood Boys defeated Rez Runners, 41-36. Winning teams took home trophies and medals.

Participating teams in the 9-to-12 division were Unconquered Lady Seminoles, Team Cedric, Delray Waves #1, Delray Waves #2 and Todd’s Squad; the 13-to-15 division included Nora’s, Delray Waves, Team Jordan and Cisco Squad; the high school teams were Hollywood Boys, Rez Runners, The Knights and Delray Waves.


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