Quincy Junior-Senior High School’s two gyms rang with the thundering sound of young players pounding the boards Feb. 1 through 3 when the Central Plumas Recreation and Park District (CPRPD) held its second annual Quincy Classic Basketball Tournament.
Filled with vitality and energy, any casual visitor could see the boys and girls were playing their hearts out.
The competition hosted 49 games played by 34 teams of fifth- to eighth-grade boys and girls who entered from Chester, Fall River, Greenville, Loyalton, Portola, Quincy and even Chicago Park School in Grass Valley.
According to CPRPD’s Recreation Supervisor Kyle Stone, winners of the divisions by grade level were:
5th girls – Chester
6th girls – Portola
7th girls – Fall River
8th girls – Chicago Park
5th boys – Portola
6th boys – Portola
7th boys – Chester
8th boys – Quincy
The tournament also included fun-filled shooting contests for each of the divisions.
“This year’s tournament was a huge success,” said Stone, who also organized the event and refereed about 20 games himself. “We had more team participants this year, which was a great step up from last year’s tournament. “
Stone added that the tournament games ran from early Friday afternoon through 9 p.m. Saturday night and again Sunday until 2 p.m.
“All of the teams had a great time and competed at a very high level,” he said. “I’d like to thank all of the teams and coaches for the positive sportsmanship displayed throughout the tournament, and I’d especially like to thank all of the volunteers and officials who gave their time to help throughout the tournament. Without this type of community support, an event like this wouldn’t be possible.”
All proceeds for the tournament go directly back into the youth basketball program for the improvement of equipment and other program essentials.
The funds from last year’s tournament helped to purchase new reversible uniforms for the teams this year.