2007-09-14 / Sports

Jazzy Sports Kicks Off 3-On-3 Tournament

By Elio Velez

Jazzy Sports Inc. kicked off a successful day with their second annual, JMI Securities Sports Invitational allstar game and 3-on-3 basketball tournament, last Saturday afternoon at Inwood Terrace Gardens Park.

The JMI All-Star game raised money to fund various recreational sports programs throughout Far Rockaway.

The day-long festivities brought out a large turnout of family and friends, with sponsors such as Goody's and South Shore Pizza providing food and refreshments.

The launch of the second annual, 3- on-3 basketball tournament had four teams compete on the day with a total of nine teams who will eventually play.

Ninety-five players registered to participate.

The Redfern Rockers team leads the standings, with 5 wins and 3 losses. The Jazzy Rockers are in second place, at 4-3, with the Bayswater All-Stars in third, with a 3-2 record, and the Inwood All-Stars are 0-4. More teams will compete this weekend.

Christ the King High School star Ryan Pearson leads all scorers with 60 points for the Redfern Rockers. Fellow teammate Darrell (Doc) Campbell is second, with 50 points, and former Far Rockaway High school star Warren McAllister is third, with 47 points for the Jazzy Rockers.

Rounding out the top five scorers are Jerren Devlin, who scored 31 points for the Jazzy Rockers. and Charles Caver. who poured in 30 points for Bayswater.

The tournament will continue throughout the month at Inwood Park, with games starting this Saturday at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. At least five teams are scheduled to compete.

Ballplayers can still come down and participate in the tournament. Those who would like to participate in the tournament must be 18 years or older. The cost is $100 with four players per team allowed to register

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