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:
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
Tanner D. — Camp Tillamook Gladiators
Team Sportsmanship Award
Rogue Valley River Rafters
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
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: