Led by the play of Danielle Greaby of Everett, the Northwest HoopGurlz 2006 traveling girls basketball team won the recent Oregon City Shootout.
Greaby, a 6-foot-1 junior-to-be at Mariner High School, was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. She had seven points, four assists, three steals and two blocks in the title game, a 46-40 overtime win over the defending champion Puget Sound Flight Blue.
In the opening round, HoopGurlz defeated the Phoenix Phenoms 52-22. In the semifinals, HoopGurlz downed the Portland Elite 48-43.
The tournament, held in Oregon City, Ore., drew teams from Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington.
The victory was the third tournament championship in as many tries this summer for the HoopGurlz. The team also won the Battle of Seattle and the Le’al’a tournament in Bellingham.
North Corner Tribe posts 2-1 mark: After losing its opening game Saturday, the North Corner Tribe rebounded to win a pair of pool-play games Sunday at the U-18/19 AAU National Baseball Championships in Orlando, Fla.
In Sunday’s first game, Peter Nigh of Everett Community College pitched a five-hitter in a 3-2 victory over the New York Giants. Zach Adam of Everett Community College had two singles and an RBI to pace the Tribe’s offense.
In the second game, North Corner defeated the Martinez Sports Academy of Miami 8-3 in a game that was shortened by rain. Ryan Woods, a graduate of Jackson High School, earned the win. In five innings, he allowed three hits and three unearned runs. Nate Baker, a graduate of Bothell High School, opened the scoring with a bases-loaded triple in the second inning. Grant Kottsick of Lake Stevens tripled and scored in the third to give the Tribe the lead for good.
On Saturday, North Corner lost to the Illinois Avalanche 2-1.