SU to host intramural basketball championships

The Pennsylvania Intramural and Recreational Sports Association is hosting the state intramural basketball championships at Shippensburg University on Saturday, March 24.

Men’s team The Betty White Boys and the women’s team the Hot Shots won the Shippensburg Intramurals last week. They will be participating in the state competition. Second-and third-place teams are welcome to participate as well but, they will have to cover the registration fee.

The Betty White Boys are pumped for the competition. SU junior Matt Murray of the Betty White Boys said, “I personally am very excited for the tournament. I know that my fellow teammates are also pumped to play and most of them have continued playing basketball in their spare time to keep their skills sharp for the games.”

Any university is allowed to participate as long as its team has played in its intramural competition. Early registration for men and women’s teams started on Wednesday, March 8, and late registration with an extra $25 fee is on March 21.

Mellisa Hazzard, assistant director at the SU Recreation center is in charge of organizing the event and contacting the various university teams. She has been looking for student volunteers to assist with team registration, score keeping, and cleaning up.

Shippensburg University has been hosting the tournament for the past three years. The event will take place in ShipRec Arena and will be an ongoing event starting at noon till late in the evening.

Teams must sign in and bring their student identification cards prior to the start of the tournament before 11 a.m. Students are highly encouraged to watch their fellow students play.

“I certainly hope a lot of people will watch, but it’s doubtful in my mind that people will. It’s early on a Saturday morning; most SU students will be going to bed by then from studying all night of course,” Murray said.

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