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      Young basketball players compete for national competition

      Young boys and girls showcased their basketball skills in a national competition by NBA Fit and WNBA Fit called Dribble, Dish and Swish.

      Kids from age seven to 12 competed against each other today in various timed challenges. The courses tested participants TM skills in dribbling, passing and shooting. They competed in three separate age divisions: 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12.

      Players needed to complete the basketball courses as quickly and accurately as possible to gain points. The one who scores the most points moves on in the competition.

      This is the local level and they TMll have an opportunity to advance to the national level and state levels, says Supervisor Gloria Bridges.

      The top two boy and girl competitors in each age division who advance to the National Finals will compete in a head-to-head competition at NBA All-Star Jam Session 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

      All contestants in Tuesday TMs local competition received participation awards.

      Pepperidge Farm also sponsored Dribble, Dish and Swish.