The 2013 Summerland Alumni Basketball Tournament was another success.
On Dec. 21, basketball enthusiasts of all ages showed up to cheer on the current team as they took on players from as far back as 1968.
The Rockets finished third, defeating the team from 2004-2009 on the strength of 28 points from Abi Lekhi.
The high school team lost the opening game to the eventual tournament winners from 1968 to 2003.
The oldest team was very grateful for the lightning speed of Lee Agar and the strong play of Jeff Dolan.
There was one girls game played between 17 former and current players.
Chloe Kennedy dominated with 28 points for the younger team while all players on the older team chipped in with at least two points.
Returning players pay a small entry fee and spectators are admitted by donation.
All proceeds from the games is given back to the school’s basketball program.
This one day event used to be a single boys and girls game, but in 1998 there was enough interest to turn the event into a tournament.
This year saw 34 returning male and 13 returning female players with more than 100 fans cheering on many fine plays and a couple of laughs.