Liberty Bell High School hosted a three-on-three basketball tournament over the weekend of July 23-24, attracting nine teams and 35 players. Tournament organizer Liam Daily said most of the participating athletes were either former or current Liberty Bell students.
Teams were separated into two divisions: high school and open. The high school division included two junior high teams from Brewster and the Methow Valley; the open division was mostly local adult teams.
Here Comes Trouble, a team consisting of current Liberty Bell students Mac Surface, Morgan Spellman, Brody Barnhart and Bodie Thomson, won the high school division. Prancing Ponies, a blend of local and western Washington residents Carlos Cadena, Jacob Cadena, Brandon Brown and Ben Goodman, took the open division.
“Overall, I thought the tournament ran really well,” said Daily, a teacher and multi-sport coach at Liberty Bell). “The games were competitive, fast-paced, and a lot of fun to watch. We had the help of 10 amazing volunteers and I would like to especially thank those volunteers for helping out.”
Daily plans to make the summer three-on-three tourney a regular event. “Everyone I talked to said they had a great time playing/spectating some summer hoops,” he said. “We’ll be back next year bigger and better, so keep an eye out for an announcement later on in spring 2023.”