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Yakima hosts wheelchair basketball tournament

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YAKIMA--1B state high school basketball wasn't the only tournament in Yakima this weekend.

For the third year, Franklin Middle School hosted a wheelchair basketball tournament.

Eight teams made up of players ranging in age from five to 50 hooped it up Saturday and Sunday.  They're part of teams from Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and Spokane.

"I love hanging out with my teammates, having a good time and being competitive as much as I can," Nick Weiss, who's been playing wheelchair basketball for about eight years, said.  "It's a blast."

Weiss is a senior in high school.  He's earned a scholarship to play basketball at the University of Illinois.

The tournament's organizers hope to see a wheelchair hoops team from Central Washington compete next year.

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