A Peachy Classic

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Trio Of America team member Jamie Wiesner gets nailed — literally — as she goes for a rebound during Trio's 20-5 win over Dazed and Confused Saturday morning during Peach Basket Classic 2011.

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There was basketball magic on the downtown Peach Basket courts Saturday as Katara Belton-Sharp floated the ball around a defender en route to her team's 20-13 opening round win. A record 312 teams and near-perfect weather combined for big crowds on the streets of Walla Walla. Belton-Sharp plays for the team "MY Bizzle."

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Court monitor (and player) Kasey Hooter explains the 3-on-3 rules to a group of young players Saturday morning prior to the start of a Peach Basket Classic 2011 game.

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Taking it to the street, a young basketball player's shadow mirrors his shot to the hoop on the asphalt of downtown Walla Walla during Saturday morning games at the Peach Basket Classic 2011.

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Trio Of America's Jaden Hodenfield drives to the hoop.

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With near non-stop basketball play on multiple courts, just about every seat downtown was in the middle of the action Saturday morning for the start of Peach Basket 2011.

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Volunteer scorekeepers kept close eye on the games and points scored.

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Peach Basket Classic games got underway under beautiful blue skies on Main Street Saturday morning.

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New, updated metal hoops wait on Colville Street in the warm, fading light of Friday evening to be assembled and set up for play early Saturday morning in the 2011 Peach Basket Classic. The old, wooden hoops from previous years were switched out for the foldable, more durable metal ones this year.

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Trio of America team member Jaden Hodenfield passes the ball off just before she crashes during Trio's 20-5 win over Dazed and Confused Saturday morning at the Peach Basket Classic.

The Peach Basket Classic 3-on-3 basketball tournament continues on the streets of downtown Walla Walla today. Championship games are slated to begin at noon.

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