Facility Youth Compete in Basketball Tournament

The Camp Tillamook Gladiators walked away the winners at the three-day holiday tournament hosted at MacLaren.

Teams of youth from six Oregon Youth Authority facilities convened at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility Dec. 19-21 to compete in the agency’s annual basketball tournament.

Camp Riverbend, Camp Tillamook, Eastern Oregon Youth Correctional Facility, MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility, Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility, and Camp Florence all had teams participating in the holiday tournament.

The basketball event is one of four all-facility tournaments held annually in OYA facilities. The other tournaments are for flag football, volleyball, and soccer.

According to OYA recreation coordinator Rod Martin, sportsmanship has been the priority for these tournaments, as OYA staff work with the youth on the meaning of healthy competition.

The Camp Tillamook Gladiators narrowly defeated the MacLaren Bobcats in the championship match to win the tournament. The Bobcats came into the match undefeated, having won against the Gladiators in a game the previous day.

Camp Tillamook Gladiators vs. MacLaren Bobcats:

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Hustle Award

Alfonso K. – Riverbend

Defensive Player of the Tournament

Dakota T. — MacLaren Bobcats

Offensive Player of the Tournament

Christian V. — MacLaren Hawks

Individual Sportsmanship Award

Jordan T. — Eastern Oregon Warriors

Tournament MVP

Tanner D. — Camp Tillamook Gladiators

Team Sportsmanship Award

Rogue Valley River Rafters

Tournament Champion

Camp Tillamook Gladiators

High Point Challenge Winners

1st Place – John H. / Justin H. — MacLaren Bobcats

2nd Place – Christian V. / Turon W. — MacLaren Hawks

3rd Place – Ezequiel H. /  Bradley S.  — Rogue Valley River Rafters

3-Point Contest

1st Place – Isaiah F. — Eastern Oregon Warriors

2nd Place – Mason J. — Camp Tillamook Gladiators

3rd Place – Tanner D. — Camp Tillamook Gladiators

Eastern Oregon Warriors vs. Camp Florence Vikings:

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