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Slam Dunk to the Beach tournament wraps up

The Slam Dunk to the Beach basketball tournament wrapped up Tuesday night in Lewes.

In yesterday's games, Appoquinimink beat Cape Henlopen, 62-61 in the final game of the three-day, 18-game marathon.


The Vikings held an 11-point lead with 2:22 to play, but didn’t score again and Appoquinimink took advantage, scoring the last 12 points.


Meanwhile, in yesterday’s other Delaware match-up,  Mount Pleasant bested St. Elizabeth 65-42.


The Delaware Sports Commission revived Slam Dunk to the Beach last year.


According to a February report commissioned by the organization, 2014's December hoops event contributed more than $1 million dollars to the local economy.


The Slam Dunk Tournament had been absent from the state's sports scene for t 11 years before its revival at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes.


Several NBA Stars including LeBron James and Dwight  Howard played in Slam Dunk as high schoolers during its initial 13 year run.



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