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Dec. 18, 2007

Iowa Storm basketball team wins UI Hawkeye Shootout

The Iowa Storm of Des Moines placed first in their division in the 17th annual Hawkeye Shootout hosted by the University of Iowa Division of Recreational Services Dec. 15-16.

Iowa Storm defeated the Iowa Barnstormers of Iowa City 43-38 to win the Seventh Grade Boys' Division. The championship game was played at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Iowa Storm was one of the 69 teams that participated in the tournament.

The Hawkeye Shootout is a youth basketball team open to seventh- and eighth-grade girls' and boys' teams from around the region. "It is a high level of play. The top two teams in the championship game are often the teams that play for the Amateur Athletic Union state championship later in the year," said Mike Widen, tournament director.

The tournament is held each year as a fundraiser, supplementing recreation programs at the UI and introducing area seventh- and eighth-graders to the university.

Complete tournament results are available at

STORY SOURCE: UI Recretional Services, E216 Field House Iowa City, Iowa 52242.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Kerry DuBay or Mike Widen, Recreational Services, 319-335-9293.