The UFV Cascades, in partnership with Panago and the Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament, staged the inaugural Abbotsford High School Three-Point Shooting Championship on Friday.
Abbotsford high school basketball players were invited to compete in a preliminary round on Friday afternoon, with the top three girls and top three boys advancing to the finals at halftime of the Cascades’ basketball home openers vs. the UBC Okanagan Heat.
Sapna Deo, a Grade 10 student from Yale Secondary, won the girls title, edging Karanveer Rai and Amna Hadzovic, both of W.J. Mouat Secondary, in the final. The boys champ was Jass Singh – the Mouat senior defeated MEI’s Daniel Siemens and his Mouat Hawks teammate Kenan Hadzovic in the final.
The format was similar to the NBA three-point shooting contest, where players have one minute to shoot five basketballs from five stations around the arc. Each shot is worth one point, with the exception of the last ball on each rack – the so-called “money ball” is worth two points.
Check the video above for more coverage of the event.