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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:00 am

Homestead's Patterson in national championship event

ELIZABETH WYMAN | The Journal Gazette

Homestead freshman basketball player Ayanna Patterson is set to compete in the USA U18 3x3 National Championship.

Held annually since 2013, the tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Patterson's team, the Her-ricanes, consists of four women ages 15-16.

The USA 3x3 U18 National Championship features men’s and women’s teams competing for their respective 3x3 U18 national titles. The event also will serve as the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s and Women’s 3x3 U18 National Team trials, and all competing athletes will be in consideration for selection to the men’s and women’s 2019 USA 3x3 U18 World Cup Teams, according to USA Basketball.

ewyman@jg.net