Photos by Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune
Tyler Payne dribbles up the court in ATL’s first game of the tournament.
Paperchase took home a 73-64 win Sunday over the Details to defend their title at the 33rd Annual Outdoor Basketball Festival.
The team took home the trophy for the second year in the row.
Spectators and vendors filled Park Street Park on Saturday and Sunday for the annual tournament to watch 14 teams battle.
City recreation director Ian Yarber said he was surprised by how many people turned out in the heat to watch the games.
“I think it was a great turnout,” he said. “People really like the environment out there.”
Paperchase and the Details faced each other Sunday morning, both undefeated.
Paperchase knocked their opponent into the loser bracket with a 46-40 win, while the Details beat team after team to make climb into the championship game — making for a title rematch from the 2014 finals.
Yarber said the Details’ players have been together for years.
“They’re a team to reckon with,” he said. The team has made it to the championship game the last four years but only won once.
This time around, the Details led at halftime but Paperchase took over in the final half to come away with the victory.
Dave Zacour of the Details was the leading scorer with 32 points and Paperchase’s Isaiah Walton took second place as the leading scorer with 23 points.
Walton was also named the most valuable player.
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