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Yakima Sundome Hosts Holiday Basketball Tournament

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YAKIMA, WA. -- A local sports tradition continued Saturday at the Yakima Sundome.

Yakima is hosting the 13th annual Wilbur-Ellis Shootout Tournament. It's the largest high school basketball tournament in the state over Christmas break and prepares some teams for the state tournament in March, which is also held at the Sundome.

"We have a good two day tournament and get some quality games and obviously to play in the Sundome is a big draw for the 1A's and 2A's because they play the state tournament here in March," organizer Doug Burge. "So a lot of teams like to come." 

The tournament has grown each year. This year, the 2-day event is hosting 28 teams from around the state.