The nine-member 5th Grade JC Outlaws competed in the Mid America Youth Basketball Boys Nationals Basketball Tournament August 2-4. The players on the team are from Junction City, Fort Riley and Manhattan. For the majority of the players this was their first time competing in the MAYB Nationals. They played against teams from Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas. There were also teams in the tournament from Arkansas, Louisiana and Minnesota.
Over the weekend they played six games and won four out of five by Saturday, which placed them in the championship game on Sunday morning where they fell to Lawton, Oklahoma.
Donors, coaches and parents are being thanked for supporting the athletes and provided them an opportunity to experience basketball at this level, and for investing in the youth.