Basketball Takes Seattle by Storm

The Knights of View Park High School

What a way to end 2015! The View Park High School basketball team took a journey to Seattle, Washington during the last week of December to participate in the Tournament of Champions Holiday Classic. Over four days, three coaches and 13 players (two sophomores joined juniors and seniors) represented the only California team when they competed among athletes from around Washington state; Las Vegas, Nevada and Canada.

The Knights were considered the underdog and were placed in the featured game during the tournament. Don’t underestimate a Knight! Our boys upset the home team and defeated them in overtime. Team captain and senior Antoine Jenkins put up a three point buzzer beater and sealed the win for View Park. Of the 71 points that the team scored, Jenkins was responsible for 36 of them.

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View Park made an impact on land and in the air. While traveling at LAX and at the Seattle airport, the athletes were escorted to a special check-in line. During both flights, the captain made an announcement on the plane about View Park’s participation and victory in the tournament – all of their fellow passengers cheered. The team has already been invited to next year’s tournament in Las Vegas. Seattle is the farthest that the Knights have traveled for a tournament and the first time on a plane for some of our players. Congratulations Knights – you represented View Park and ICEF well!
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Athletics for All

Saturday, March 19th, 10am

5001 Rodeo Road

Los Angeles, CA

Mark your calendar – Athletics for All is taking place on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Stay tuned for details.