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Cloquet team wins 3x3 tourney

Members of team “Mad Wombats” pose with their championship T-shirts after winning the Tony G. 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament in Superior. Team members are Logan Towne, Dillon Johnson, Jacob Bushey and Adam Laine. Contributed Photo

A team of four Cloquet High School senior boys won the Tony G. three-on-three Basketball tournament in Superior April 26-27.

Adam Laine, Logan Towne, Dillon Johnson and Jacob Bushey named their team the “Mad Wombats” and brought home a trophy after playing an intense series of 20-minute games back-to-back against teams from all over the Northland, from Barnum to Duluth East and beyond.

On Jan. 9, 2005 a tragic car accident on the snowy roads of I-35 took the life of Tony Gigliotti, a University of Wisconsin-Superior Legal Studies student.  Since then, many friends and family members of Tony have come together every year to put on the Tony G Memorial 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament in his memory.

The first tournament was held in April 2005 with a total of 48 teams comprised of mostly friends and family members. Since that first event it has continued to grow with each year across all age divisions. The 2013 and 2014 tournaments each had 132 teams participate.