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Elite Final Championships Result In Another Successful Hoopfest

TBA swept through the Elite Women's division to secure their fifth-straight Hoopfest title. TBA swept through the Elite Women's division to secure their fifth-straight Hoopfest title.
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SPOKANE, Wash. -- Hoopfest 25 wrapped up on the Nike Center Court in the heart of Riverfront Park with the Elite Men's and Women's finals and the Hoopfest Slam Dunk Contest on Sunday, June 29.

The action got started with Cameron Lewis taking home the dunk contest trophy with an off the side of the backboard lob and monster jam to wow the judges, who included former Gonzaga star Kelly Olynyk and the one and only Slick Watts.  

Then the Elite Women's division final took to the court with To Be Announced defeating  EBD (Every Blessed Day) 20-10 to win the team's fifth-straight Hoopfest title. Breanne Watson earned MVP honors with her dominant post play for TBA.

The Elite Men's under 6-feet division proved to be the closest contest of the three major finals, with Desert Horse defeating Real Drama 20-17 in comeback fashion. Led by Talib Uqdah, Real Drama took an early 11-8 lead. Wellpinit native and recent NAIA National Champion at Vanguard, Preston Wynne, and his Desert Horse team swifted the momentum to earn the squad's first Hoopfest championship.

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It was Roots Basektball with the upset victory over the local favorites, Spokane Club, who took home the Elite Men's open division crown and closed out the weekend. Spokane Club led by former Gonzaga players Cory Violette and Blake Stepp had given other Elite teams fits all weekend with Violette owning the inside, but it wasn't enough to topple the Northern Arizona University contingent that made up Roots Basketball. Led by Ryan McDade in the post and Kelly Golob from everywhere else on the court, Roots Basketball was able to take an early 14-6 lead and hold off a Spokane Club comeback attempt to win 20-14.

Overall, Hoopfest 25 couldn't have honored the 25th anniversary of Spokane's Guinness World Record setting event any better. A total of 6,409 teams played on 458 courts in over 14,000 games, bringing over 250,000 people to the city of Spokane, with none of it being possible if not for the 3,000 volunteers who helped with the set up, the break down, the refereeing, scoretaking and so much more.

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