Eighty teams in nine divisions battled on the hardwood over two days as Langley Events Centre played host to the 2021 Summer Slam 3×3 basketball tournament.
The event was hosted and presented by Basketball BC and the Fraser Valley Bandits with Global BC as the official media partner.
“We’ve seen immense growth in popularity when it comes to 3×3 basketball, so having the opportunity to celebrate the sport under one roof at LEC for two great days of basketball was very exciting for us. And it was great to welcome teams from various parts of the province,” said Connor Ranspot, the manager of youth programs and special events for Basketball BC.
The 3×3 game is a hybrid of the traditional five-on-five game a condensed and faster version of the sport. It features three players per team, a shortened shot clock and game clock as well as using just half the court. The 3×3 game is on the rise internationally was made its Olympic debut earlier this summer in Tokyo with Latvia winning the gold medal in the men’s competition and the Untied States taking spot in the women’s event.
“3×3 basketball is growing in British Columbia and we are excited to work with Basketball BC in welcoming some of the province’s up-and-coming hoopers for an electric event,” said Fraser Valley Bandits vice president Dylan Kular. “3×3 basketball has a well-established global reputation for bringing an activation-driven experience to the basketball court and it was exciting to give the participating teams a rewarding two days of fun and competition.”
U13 Girls: VQ defeated New Era 14-4
U13 Boys: Drive 1 defeated Scuba Squad 16-11
U15 Girls: Wolfpac defeated Comox Valley Lakers2 21-4
U15 Boys: Elevate defeated Ballerz 17-13
U6/17 Girls: BC Blazers defeated Synergy 21-17
U16/17 Boys: VSC Soldiers defeated Young Bloods 21-7
U18 Girls: Alley-Oops! Defeated Avengers 19-17
U18 Boys: Vicious and Delicious defeated Orcas 21-7
Adult Men: Clapcades defeated Streetball Beef 21-11