The tournament kicked off Thursday morning bright and early with a parade of all the teams through the village of Cantel. There was a band and fireworks...so very many fireworks.
This year, with five camps instead of our traditional four games, it meant we had to change the way the tournament is run so we ended up having six games each day instead of four. That's a lot of basketball, but it was also a lot of fun.
The best thing about the tournament? The Guatemalan children who play their hearts out. There may be (there always are) some tears after a tough loss, but they still smile and take even the losses in stride.
|It's a long day of basketball. Sometimes|
things get a bit silly on the sidelines.
|The defending champion Pachaj girls played Xejuyup for the final. |
Pachaj 6 vs. Xejuyup 5
|The defending champion Pachaj boys played Colegio Maya for the championship.|
Pachaj 10 vs. Colegio Maya 1
|It was Colegio Maya vs. Chirijquiac for the third place game.|
Chirijquiac 12 vs. Colegio Maya 10
|In the third place boys game it was Xejuyup vs. Chirijquiac.|
Xejuyup 7 vs. Chirijquiac 6
|In the fifth place girls game it was Colegio Maya vs. Chuisuc.|
Colegio Maya 8 vs. Chuisuc 6
|In the fifth place boys game it was Xejuyup vs. Chuisuc.|
Xejuyup 5 vs. Chuisuc 3