Parks and Recreation basketball tournaments are under way. Saturday saw girls semifinal action and boys quarterfinal games in the 10-11 Pee Wee division. The Return of the Fighting Bananas downed the JC Lions to move to the girls’ finals, where they will face Rise Up, which defeated the Lady Thunder. In a boys’ quarterfinal matchup, the Gladiators edged the Hawks 21-19.
Halle Anderson of the Lady Thunder prepares to cut inside against Rise Up’s Alfreda SaySay.
JC Lions’ Kennice Taylor attempts to finish on a drive as Cari Egerbrecht defends for the Return of the Fighting Bananas.
Garrett Gentry goes high to finish a drive for the
Gladiators. Photos by Bart Nave. See galleries at bart.ifp3.com
The Gladiators’ Aiden Roller puts it on the floor.
The Hawks’ Noah Cook played hard under the goal.
Kierra Whitney of Rise Up! pushes the ball upcourt with Lady Thunder’s Halle Anderson applying the defense. Photo by Jeff Keeling.
Amelia Sutherland of J.C. Lions looks for an open teammate. Photo by Jeff Keeling.
The Hawks’ Noah Ratliff splits two Gladiator defenders in the lane. Photo by Bart Nave.
Cari Egerbrecht of the Return of the Fighting Bananas is guarded on the fast break by J.C. Lions’ Kennice Taylor. Photo by Jeff Keeling.
Joah Shay of the Gladiators squares up for the shot. Photo by Bart Nave. Photo galleries at: bart.ifp3.com
Return of the Fighting Bananas’ Madelyn Horne looks to corral the loose ball. Photo by Jeff Keeling.
Rise Up! players joyfully break the huddle with coach Ashley Miles coming out of a time out in their win over the Lady Thunder Saturday. Photo by Jeff Keeling.
Rise Up’s Miaja Dunn follows through on an inside shot.
Photos by Jeff Keeling