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Throwbacks and Flight were the two teams contending for the championship title of the Pi-Copa Basketball Tournament.

Pi-Copa Basketball Tournament Crowns Champions

By Jennifer Hernandez
Au-Authm Action News

The Pi-Copa Men’s and Women’s Basketball tournament took place November 24-27 at the Salt River Community Building and the Lehi Community Center.

Eight teams competed on the women’s side, while 10 teams registered on the men’s side. The Hoop Cats and the Eagles were the two women’s teams from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The Beeliners, SR AZ and JR’s were the three men’s teams from Salt River.

In the men’s division, team Flight won three straight games before playing in the championship game on November 27 and defeating the Throwbacks, 66-61. The Beeliners finished in third place overall. In the women’s division, the Hot Shots were defeated in their second game of the tournament and sent to the loser’s bracket—but then they won their next four games to win the championship. Team X-Factor finished the tournament in third place.

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