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January 23, 2007 > Prince of Peace Patriots win Mission Peak tourney

Prince of Peace Patriots win Mission Peak tourney

The 22nd Annual Mission Peak Basketball Tournament began on Wednesday, January 10 at Prince of Peace School in Fremont. 16 teams (8 boys teams and 8 girls teams) play over the course of 4 days. All teams are from local private schools with players in 5th - 8th grade.

The tournament also kicks-off the beginning of Prince of Peace's basketball season. Prince of Peace girls had not won the Tournament in eight years. So when the girls won their second game and discovered they were headed to the championship game, they were definitely surprised ... and a little nervous!

Prince of Peace and Redeemer from Redwood City met in the final on Saturday evening. Both of these schools play against each other in regular season and belong to the National Lutheran Schools.

Throughout most of the game, Prince of Peace protected a slight lead. In the final minutes, a few players fouled out and the score was tied. The final winning baskets were made in the last minute of the game on a lay-up and a free throw. Tears of relief and happiness washed through the Prince of Peace team as the buzzer blasted.

Way to go, Patriots!

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