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By Byrne Bennett
The Record-Times 

Win or lose, locals love Hoopfest


Last updated 6/30/2023 at 1:42pm

Courtesy Kara Flaa

Core Four players Karsten Flaa, Fred Frolov, Justin Vaughn and Bret Wilson after placing second in their division.

SPOKANE – Gorgeous weather and competitive basketball drew an enthusiastic crowd to the heart of the city on June 24-25 to enjoy Hoopfest, the largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament in the world. Teams from as far away as France shared the streets with local teams, including those from Reardan, Davenport, Odessa and Harrington.

After the pandemic halted the event for two years, 16,000 players welcomed the return of one of Spokane’s signature events. 422 basketball courts spanning 45 downtown blocks made Spokane, for at least one weekend, the epicenter of basketball. Spectators, some sitti...

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