Congratulations - It's A Dynasty
If they keep it up, there won’t be room for their names on the bracket.
Team Back to Back to Back added another “to Back” with a 12-5 win against The Bay (Tampa) in the final game of the eighth annual TQL 3-on-3 national basketball tournament.
While seven-foot Jamie S. was the literal and figurative center for B2B2B, emcee and analyst Ralph Lee named Zach B. tourney MVP, with Chuck S. and Jordan S. rounding out the winning squad.
B2B2B split $1,000 in prize money for the effort.
The Bay ended the Splash Brothers' (Lexington) tournament in the consolation final before the championship.
Splash Brothers was the last unbeaten team in the tourney prior to its run-in with B2B2B on Thursday. Lexington struggled from the outside in the consolation game and never found a rhythm.
Team Tampa fell to B2B2B in the second round and clawed through the consolation bracket with a combination of quickness, physicality and outside shooting to get another shot at the champs.
However, Jamie altered several Tampa shots in the paint, hit a couple threes and let his teammates attack the basket to build an early lead the home team never relinquished.
For the second straight game, Zach ended it with a drive down the lane. In the championship, he drew contact, hit the shot and the resulting free throw sealed the deal.
Mascots from the Cincinnati Bengals/Marvin Lewis Community Foundation, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Cincinnati Public Library and the Wave Foundation (supporting the Newport Aquarium) were on hand.
Each organization received a $100 donation for participating, while the Wave Foundation Penguin earned $1,000 for winning the mascot slam-dunk competition.
The University of Cincinnati cheerleading team took the $250 prize for the human division of the dunk contest when TQL employees failed to throw one down.
Special thanks to nearby Glen Este High School for the use of its gym when rain forced the games inside.
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