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Red Bull 3X Heats Up in Oklahoma City

  • Date:
    Aug 3, 2022

 

Red Bull 3X Qualifiers made its way to Oklahoma City this weekend, marking the third stop of the summer for the premier 3x3 basketball tournament. 

 

In 100+ degree heat combined with heavy winds, it was a war of attrition at The Cage OKC for elite 3x3 players on Saturday.

 

In the women’s division, Force 10 brought six 3x3 teams to Oklahoma City and dominated the brackets. Indiana Force 10, led by Khiarica Rasheed, took home the top spot with a finals nailbiter against Ramona Merritt’s Rain Forest Force 10 by a score of 16-15.

 

On the men’s side, OKC saw a semi-final dual between two previous Red Bull 3X champions in Ball Is Life Midwest and 3Ball Omaha. With the strong winds, outside shots were at a premium and the teams had to adjust their strategies. In a matchup that easily could have been a final any other day, Ball Is Life Midwest pulled out a low-scoring 16-12, sealing a finals matchup. The team met the local squad of OMC The Cage, led by Joshua Vanover, Cornell Neal and Ja-Shawn Talton – and the championship stayed with the locals by means of a 15-12 victory.

 

The top four finishers on each side have now secured births to the Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Regional Qualifiers later this year. Dates and location details will be announced at a later date. These teams will also have a shot to play at the Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Nationals in 2023, which will be used to evaluate members for the USA men’s and women’s 3x3 national teams.

 

The Red Bull 3X schedule rolls on to Minneapolis, MN on Aug. 13. Learn more at www.redbull.com/3X.

 

2022 Red Bull 3X Qualifier Schedule

Site

Date

Minneapolis, MN

August 13

Boston, MA

August 20

Washington D.C.

September 10

Atlanta, GA

September 17

 

The Red Bull 3X qualifiers, regionals and Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Nationals are played on a half court with a 10-minute game clock and 12-second shot clock, where the winner is the first team to 21 points or the team in the lead at the end of the 10-minute regulation.

 

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