The Santa Monica Elks held the finals for the District Hoop Shoot basketball free-throw contest at the Santa Monica Boys and Girls Club Saturday, February 19th.

The winners were:

Boys, 12 and 13 years old, Ryan Carter, Matyre DeMarco, Lekeyon Banner;

Girls, 12 and 13 years old, Anita Miyake, Ashley Bautisa, Angela Pacheco;

Boys, ten and 11 years old: Joseph Moorer, Hamie Harper, Julian Harrell;

Girls, ten and 11 years old: Jessika Reyes, Alex Thompson, Maliya Comas,

Boys, eight and nine years old: Jordan Rutherford, Angelo Aparico, Ray Mancini; and

Girls, eight and nine years old, Vivian Ortiz and Leslie Cooper.

The next round of competition for these winners will be at the Regional Shoot-Out in Lancaster.

The winners will advance to state finals and then national finals. National winners will receive a $5,000 college scholarship, according to Curt Curtiss, Santa Monica Elks member.

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