Hughie Black Tournament!

Six Teams battled it out today for the coveted Hughie Black tournament. The tournament was named in honor of our founder Hughie Black, who was founder and captain of legendary  1918-23 Philadelphia SPHAS, a team honored in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. Before the camp games began, Mickey Black, Uncle Hughie’s grandson gave the 11 and under teams a little sports history lesson. In Uncle Hughie’s day, the players wore big knee pads, played in a cage and mastered the 2 –handed set shot. There was lots of razzle dazzle but the deciding factor could be summed up in one word: Teamwork.

Today’s teams had an intense day of competition with plenty of spirit and drive. This year’s winner was our brother camp, Lake Owego, and they deserved it. But every game was close and good sportsmanship was on display throughout the day.

And when it comes down to it, it’s the same today as it was almost 100 years ago when Hughie played the  game, it’s all about teamwork.  Some things never change.IMG_0630