Jessica Jepson, of the Bus Drivers from Tacoma, leans back in her chair in an attempt to block Casey Zeigler of 3 and 1/2 men (Team St. Luke's Spokane) in a loser-out consolation game on Sunday.
From left, Kelli Jones (white), Kyia Douglas (polka dots), Lori Douglas (middle), Kelly Haack (red) and her husband, Forrest Haack, cheer for the Net Crashers during a consolation game on Sunday. Their 9-year-old sons all play hockey together in the winter.
Mercedes Becerra of the Lil Vike Ballers slaps for a loose ball as Olivia Moore from Rock Star Ballers (Spokane), Karina Garzon of Mapton Ballers, and Kristin Simpson of Rock Star Ballers (Spokane), try to gain possession in a third-grade consolation game in Bracket 40 on Sunday.
Alyssa Barnufsky of Rock Star Ballers (Spokane) chases down a loose ball as Angela Herrerra (near left), and Meercedes Becerra (right), of the Mapton Ballers, and her teammate, Jaelynn Proctor (far left), follow.
Spokane police described this year's Hoopfest as generally "easy," although they did keep an eye on some hotly contested games.
Some Hoopfest fans enjoyed Sunday morning's sunshine, while others found shelter while watching games.
2010 Women's Elite Champ TBA stopped in Riverfront Park and struck a pose for a camera. Later on Sunday, they defended their championship and won the 2011 title.
"Let's toss a coin for possession," court monitor Sam Mallory of Rathdrum announced before an overtime game. "The ref is terrible, you know," commented a parent, about the second-year Hoopfest referee.
Team Dynamite huddled up before their game Sunday afternoon. The 10-year-olds have been friends for years.
A colorful sea of humanity was created from 38 basketball courts, players and spectators, in the parking lot across Spokane Falls Boulevard from the INB Center during Hoopfest weekend.
Ben Shelton of MaMa's Boys is wrestled to the court by David Pendergraft of Team Tonicx as the two-time defending champs were beaten by the Tacoma team, 20-13, in the 6' and over Elite Men's Championship on Sunday.
David Pendergraft of Team Tonicx is blocked out by MaMa's Boys Ben Shelton during the Men's 6' and over Elite Championship won by the Tacoma Team, 20-13.
Brothers Austin Shelton (left), Ben Shelton (back to camera) and Aubrey Shelton celebrate with brother Kaleb Shelton after beating two-time defending Men's Elite 6' and over champions Team Tonicx, 20-13, at Hoopfest on Sunday, June 26, 2011.
Erik Benzel of Team Tonicx is guarded by MaMa's Boys' Austin Shelton during the Tacoma team's 20-13 victory over the two-time defending 6' and over Elite champions.