Hustle claims another tournament championship


PRESTONSBURG – The Prestonsburg Hustle boys’ basketball program has made a habit of claiming tournament titles. Earlier in the month, Prestonsburg competed in the the Sean Woods Team Camp at Morehead State University, prevailing in one division and placing second in another. Seven players made the trip with the Hustle to Morehead for the first of two team camps this month. The Hustle finished the camp 11-2 in the initial team camp, capturing the seventh grade division title. Prestonsburg finished runner-up in the eighth grade tournament.

The Hustle defeated teams from Wolf County, Spencer County, South Laurel, Betsy Layne and Somerset. Prestonsburg finished 7-0 in the seventh grade division.

Spencer County Eighth beat Prestonsburg in the title game of the eighth grade tournament. The Spencer County squad went undefeated. Prestonsburg faced a couple of freshman teams along with other eighth grade squads during the event.

“The boys loved getting to experience the tournament atmosphere and staying on campus in the dorms,” Prestonsburg Hustle Coach Doug Hopkins said. “Getting to play that many games in a short period of time was fantastic for them. Summer time is when championships are formed for the upcoming year and we have laid a great foundation for the 2015-16 schoolyear. I am extremely happy with all the interest we are receiving from the boys wanting to play and get better. We are getting in games that usually they don’t play during the summer and practices, too. Boys are wanting to get in the gym and get better. This will only make them better and make our high school and middle school programs better.”

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