Laguna Beach National Junior Basketball boys' and girls' youth teams concluded their seasons last weekend by participating in the NJB Championship Tournament. The high level of competition was exciting and Laguna teams competed well after concluding successful regular-season campaigns.
In the regular season, the girls' Division 3 (grades 3/4), girls' Division 2 (grades 5/6) and girls' Division 1 (grades 7/8) and boys' Division 1 (8th-grade) teams all finished as league champions of the South Orange County League. The girls' Division 1 and 2 teams went undefeated.
Laguna's boys' Division 2 (grades 5/6) team finished in second place and Laguna's two boys' teams competing in Division 3 (grades 3/4) finished third and fourth, respectively. The boys' seventh-grade All-Net team, which competes at a higher, All-Star level of play, finished its season 8-6 and in third place to exceed early expectations.
All competing Laguna Beach NJB team finished their seasons at .500 or better and represented the city well in Orange County.