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Fuego takes first place in finals for 3-on-3 basketball league

August 1, 2018
By TIFFANY REPECKI ( , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The city's 3-on-3 adult basketball league recently wrapped up with its annual tournament, with team Fuego taking it into overtime to win the championship title.

The tourney took place on July 26 at the Sanibel Recreation Center.

"We had a really great night with a several close games," Char Durand, the center's program coordinator, said. "The 2018 finals went into a three-minute overtime period before it could be decided, with Fuego nudging out Next Level Church."

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First place went to team Fuego.

The final score in the championship game was 64-59.

"In the consolation game, the Island Ballers squeaked out a victory defeating J.R. Smith's Pregame," she said.

The final score in the consolation game was 35-34.

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The tournament ended as follows:

- First place: Fuego

- Second place: Next Level Church

- Third place: Island Ballers

- Fourth place: J.R. Smith's Pre Game

- Fifth place: J.R. Smith's Pre Game

- Sixth place: The Chee-Pointers

The teams Joeys Custard and Nothin But Net did not play in the tourney.

"I hope to see everyone back next year," Durand said.

This year's league games were sponsored by Whitney's Bait & Tackle on Sanibel.

The Sanibel Recreational Center is at 3880 Sanibel Captiva Road.



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