POI Time from Butte takes home Spokane tourney title


SPOKANE — Butte basketball players Joe Joyce, Brady Tippett, Derek Ralph and Jared Lovshin braved the ultra-hot conditions this weekend to win the men’s 20-25 title at Spokane Hoopfest.

The team, called “POI Time,” won two games on Saturday and three on Sunday to take home the title on the Spokane streets as the temperature reached 106 degrees. Ralph suffered heatstroke during the semifinals.

POI Time knocked off “Bracket Busters” in the championship game of the double-elimination tournament. The bracket included 16 teams.


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