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Newton hosts youth basketball tournament

Newton hosts youth basketball tournament

NEWTON, N.C.  Dozens of basketball players took to the court at the Newton Recreation Center for the 2015 Western Youth Athletic Association Mite Basketball Tournament.

The three-day event drew teams from Catawba, Caldwell, Burke, Alexander and Iredell counties including the Alexander Blue, Alexander White, Burke County No. 1, Burke County No. 2, Newton Jazz, Newton Lakers, Drexel, Lenoir, Valdese and Statesville.

Burke County No. 1 were named the 2015 WYAA Mite Basketball champions after defeating Statesville 51 to 30.

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department sponsored the tournament, which was Feb. 20-22. View more pics on Facebook!

WYAA Mite Tournament