By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.– It was Sunday Funday at the Capitol City Classic Sunday afternoon at Willamette University when the Tournament held a slew of competitions on the lone off-day of the tournament in terms of no-games happening.
From two-ball contest, to three-point contest, skills challenge and slam dunk contest, athletes from several of the teams competing in the CCC Tournament competed in the events on this day.
Silverton had Sawyer Teeney and Konnor Rablin in the Skills Competition and the three point competition. Tenney finished third in the Skills Competition course while Rablin made six three’s in a three-point contest that went into a three-way overtime. Rablin missed by one three-point shot/
“It was a lot of fun to do it. It’s good to represent Silverton in a way and do pretty good actually. It was fun to do it,” Teeney said. “It’s relaxing and it’s just kind of good to mess around a little bit, get loose and get comfortable.”
Central had Sadie Wendring participant in the Girls three-point contest. The lone female athlete to take part in the games Sunday as she hit four three-pointers in the 45 second period given to the shooters in the drill as the senior guard has helped the Panthers to a 3-1 start to the season going into Monday’s game with West Salem.
“It was really fun. It can be a little bit intimating with everyone at first, but once you get over that it’s just you shooting and no one else is around,” Wendring said. “Obviously West Salem is a really good team and it’ll be good to start off the tournament with an intense game and pick up our level of play by playing against a high-level team.”.
The Panthers and Titans play at 7pm at Corban University while the Foxes play Regis at 1pm at Willamette University, both on Monday.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald