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.