Ojai basketball all-stars conclude summer tournament season

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Two Ojai youth basketball teams traveled to San Luis Obispo last month to participate in the End of Summer Finale basketball tournament. The Ojai Lightning fourth-grade girls’ squad, coached by Scott Nash and Lonnie Stanford, battled all weekend against teams from Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria. The Ojai Rhythm fifth-grade team, coached by Jeff Wells, went undefeated and claimed its first championship. Ojai Rhythm beat Team Elevate from San Luis Obispo, Sixth Man from Santa Maria and the South Bay Scholars from Milpitas in the finals. This was the last tournament of the season and Ojai Lightning will now compete in the fifth-grade girls’ division and Ojai Rhythm will move on to the sixth-grade division. Pictured (front row from left) are Ava Fabbian, Aixa Rivera, Colin Guenther, Kylee Lucero, Beckham Rutherford, Makel Aglietti, Riley Sedlak, (back row from left) Benjamin Fabbian, Jackson Nash, Willem Rutherford, Luke Wells, Breanna Ruiz, Lilee Nash and Jaymee Berban.

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