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Kids compete in basketball contest

Boys and girls in third through sixth grades competed in a contest last Saturday at Chief Kamiakin Elementary School's gym to see who the best basketball shooter was.

The format gave participants one minute to shoot and make as many shots as they could from three different scoring zones, with one to three points awarded depending upon which zone they scored from. Players rebounded their own misses.

Once the minute was up they then had a chance to shoot a five-point bonus shot from the top of the key.

In the boys third grade category, Joshua Munguia took the top honors, scoring 15 points in his minute of shooting. Isaiah Lyczewski and Hector Pena tied for second, dropping in 10 points apiece in the competition.

On the third grade girls side, Ashley Aguilar took first place honors. Aguilar scored 11 points. Rebecca Cooper scored 9 points, which was good enough to earn her a second place finish in the competition. Natasha Carpino came in third with 5 points.

The fourth grade boys division was won by Juan Ochoa Jr., who scored 7 points. Alex Soberanes came in second with a total of 5 points.

Fourth grade girls had only one competitor, Nereyda Barajas, who scored 6 points.

Fifth grade boys and girls divisions had only one entry each. For the boys, Carlos Alegria scored 8 points. On the girls side Kayla Rodriguez dropped in 11 points.

The sixth grade boys competition saw the second tie of the day after winner David Mirelez, who took top honors with 22 points. Isidro Ramirez Jr. and Christopher Walkowiak each dropped in 19 points.

The sixth grade girls competition was a runaway as Clarissa Munguia scored almost as many points as the second and third place girls combined, with 20 points. Second place went to Tori Schimdling with 12 points, while third place went to Cristal Rivas, who managed 10 points in the competition.

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