Teams Battle In 3-on-3 Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament

Photos taken by QNN's Kelly Hoffmann

New Haven, Mo. - Saturday morning basketball fans surrounded the tennis courts as they watched boys and girls from third to eighth grade battle it out in this year's 3-on-3 New Haven Youth Fair basketball tournament.

The tournament was broken down into five boys/girls age groups.  The young Dizzy Dribblers bounced their way to first place in the 1st/2nd grade boys group.

The Fusion were the 7th/8th Girls champions, made up of: Makenzie Schmidtke, Megan Hinson, Sophie Sellers, and Bria Jones.

In the 3rd/4th grade boys tournament the finals came down to one team (Celtics) comprised of four local boys taking on a team that made the hour long drive in hopes of capturing a first place trophy.

However, the Celtics outlasted the Steelville Cardinals and grabbing the first place trophy.

The final boys division included 5th/6th/ & 7th graders were teamwork must have payed off as the cleverly named T.E.A.M walked away as champions.

Fundamentals were the difference on the girls 5th/6th grade side as Triple Threat knocked of the 4 Little Indians in the finals and it was the Fusion who fought of the Neon Ninjas to clam the 7th/8th grade girls championship.

Not pictured are the 1st/2nd grade boys team champions the Dizzy Dribblers Karson Eads, Ethan Roewe, Derick Gerding, and Andy Noelkec.

Pictured right are the Celtics, winners of the 3rd/4th grade division: Emmett Panhorst, Ryan Kopmann, Luke Kopmann, and Sam Scheer.

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Organizers would like to thank the following sponsors of this year's 3-on-3 tournament.

Citizens Bank
Quick News Now
Memorial Baptist Church
Re/Max Today
Precision Taping and Painting LLC
Save-A-Lot
Backes & Toelke
Bank of Franklin County
New Haven Lumber
New Haven Leader
Peoples Savings Bank

5th through 7th grade boys champions were the T.E.A.M.: Andrew Rohlfing, Martin Lewis, Trenten Kormeier, and Ethan Barber.

Below Triple Threat won the 5th/6th grade division:  Maya Wideman, Brianna Thomas, Megan Schaffer, and Emily Stratten