Electric City Winter Classic Youth Basketball Tournament


DATE:  January 11, 2013

CONTACT: Patty Rearden, 406-771-1265
  Deputy Director
  Erica McNamee, 727-6099
  Community Recreation Center Supervisor


GREAT FALLS, Montana – The Eighth Annual Electric City Winter Classic Basketball Tournament was held in Great Falls over the weekend with games on Saturday and Sunday, January 5 & 6.  According to Community Recreation Center Supervisor, Erica McNamee,  a record sixty teams from all over the State competed in the tournament including teams from Billings, Browning, Butte, Cascade, Chinook, Choteau, Clancy, Columbia Falls, East Helena, Great Falls, Havre, Helena, Kalispell, Laurel, Lewistown, Lolo, Missoula, Montana City and Vaughn.

Divisions included 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls.  An estimated 720 students participated in the tournament drawing approximately 2,200 spectators.  The games were played in six gyms around the City, providing an exciting two days of competitive basketball.

First Place results of the tournament are as follows:
6th Grade Girls:  Helena Bearcats; Coach, Kathy Kidder
6th Grade Boys, Green Division:  Chinook Beeter Boys, Coach; Tammy Edwards
6th Grade Boys, Blue Division:  Great Falls Xplosion; Coach Gary Bistadeau
7th Grade Girls:  Great Falls Crush; Coach, Keith Denton

7th Grade Boys:  Helena Blackhawks; Coach, Bill Northey
8th Grade Girls:  Choteau Bulldogs; Coach, Kevin St. John
8th Grade Boys:  Great Falls Heat; Coach, Bob Howard

Congratulations to the teams for their hard work and sportsmanship, and for providing two days of exciting basketball games for spectators from our community and visiting cities and towns. 

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