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SoCalHoops Tournament News

6th Annual adidas Mats' Madness
Pool Play Schedule--(May 23, 2002)

What:  6th Annual adidas EBO-EA Sports "Mats' Madness" Memorial Day Tournament
Where: Fresno, CA
When:  May 25, 26 & 27
Who:   64 Top West Coast Travel Teams

Here is the schedule for Saturday pool play.   We know that Dennis Magro is no longer doing the schedules, and it looks to us like whoever put this together has a different idea about who should be in which gyms....We know that there are two gyms at Sunnyside HS, but evidently, either that gym is not being used at all, or it's going to be used for a division other than the high school boys' division (remember, there's a girls tournament also, as well as an 7th and 8th grade tournament, and 5th and 6th grade brackets too.).  In any event, this is the schedule as far as we can decipher what Mats sent us.  We do not have pool assignments, and we don't have the time either to try to figure out who is in which pools.  Sorry, but that's the best we can do.  We've also provided a "key" below for the location abbreviations, and you really should check it because it's different than in prior years, so there are some locations you might need to spend more time figuring out how to get to.

Sat Gym 1
SS#1
Gym 3
Hoover HS
Gym 5
Edison
Gym 6
McLane
Gym 7
Scandanavia
Gym 8
Kings Cyn
Gym 9
Sequoia
Gym 10
Computech
Gym 12
Tioga
11:00 a.m. EBO-Fresno
v.
805
BWBA 2
v.
Sac-Town
Lodi Heat
v.
Athletics Unlimited
IEBP 1
v
Carls Jr.
Madera
v
NorCalHeat
Beyond Limit 2
v
N. Riv. SJ
Texas Slam
v
SBD Ballers
Reedley
v
Beach Cities
 
12:30 p.m. EBO-8th
v.
Alley Cats
BWBA 1
v.
Mid City Mustangs
LA Paladins
v.
Hoover
Stockton RR
v
Spirit of North
Hanford Heat
v
AZ Stars Gold
SSA Platinum
v
4D Stars 2
SD A/S
v
Rough House
SSA Gold
v
Solano
 
2:00 p.m. Jr. EBO
v.
Parlier Panthers
Ameri-CanI
v.
Inland 2
Inland I
v.
Wildcats
Outlawz
v
Triple Threat
Beyond Limit
v
DRV Cats
Marlins
v
Clovis West
CABC
v
IEBP 4
IEBP 3
v
USA Blue Chips
 
3:30 p.m. EBO-1
v.
Kern County All Stars
  Oakland Soldiers
v.
Clovis
Pump N Run
v
Calvary Eagles
Pump Young Guns
v
IEBP 2
Orcas
v
ROHK
SBD Ballers
v
Solano Heat
Swordfish
v
Fresno
Double Pump
v
4D Stars 1
5:00 p.m. EBO-Fresno
v.
San Diego All-Stars
  Inland 1
v.
Rockfish Marlins
IEBP I
v
Spirit of North
NorCal Heat
v
4-D Stars
SSA Plat
v.
Beyond Limit 2
805
v
Rough House
Reedley
v
Parlier Panth.
Sac Town
v
DRV Cats
6:30 p.m. EBO-8th
v.
AZ Stars (Holmes)
  Paladins
v.
ROHK
Carls Jr.
v
Stockton RR
AZ Stars Gold
v
IEBP 2
N. Riv. SJ
v
Beyond Limit 2
Rockfish
v
AZ Stars (Holmes)
SSA Gold
v
Texas Slam
BWBA 1
v
Inland 2
8:00 p.m. Jr. EBO
v.
Beach Cities
  Ath. Unlimited
v
Oakland Soliders
Calvary Eagles
v
Triple Threat
Beyond Limit
v
BWBA 2
Clovis West
v.
Wildcats
CABC
v
Kern County A/S
Swordfish
v
IEBP 3
Mid City Mustangs
v
Amer-I-Can
9:30 p.m. EBO I
v.
IEBP 4
  Lodi Heat
v.
Clovis
Pump N Run
v
Outlawz
Pump Young Guns
v
Hanford Heat
Hoover
v
Orcas
Dolphins
v
Alley Cats
Fresno
v
USA Blue Chips
Double Pump
v
Madera

We know the games on Sunday will run from 9:00 a.m. until about 1:30 p.m. (start time) for the conclusion of pool play, but we don't yet have the schedule....yes, we know it sounds strange, but it's true....

Anyway, here are the gym locations.  They are all located in the City of Fresno. 

Gym 1 (and Gym 2):  Sunnyside HS. Located at 1019 Peach Ave., Fresno, CA. 

Gym 3 (and Gym 4): Hoover HS, which is located at 5550 North First, in Fresno.

Gym 5: Edison HS, 540 E. California Ave., Fresno, CA

Gym 6:  McLane HS, 2727 N. Cedar Ave., Fresno, CA

Gym 7:  Scandinavia, 3232 N. Sierra Vista Ave.

Gym 8: Kings Canyon, 5117 E. Tulare Ave.

Gym 9: Sequoia, 4050 E. Hamilton Ave.

Gym 10: Computech, 555 E. Balgravia Ave.

Gym 11:  Tehipite, 630 N. Agusta St.

Gym 12:  Tioga, 3232 E. Fairmont Ave.

Gym 13:  Tenaya, 1239 W. Mesa Ave


Directions to Sunnyside From Los Angeles:

Since this is SoCalHoops, we're assuming that everyone is coming from this general direction. Hey, the NorCal Preps guys can give you maps from the Bay Area or other points north.

Take the 405 Freeway north (headed to Sacramento). Eventually, after you leave the San Fernando Valley, the 405 turns into the 5 Freeway. Proceed on the 5 North towards Bakersfield, and when the I-5 splits just past the Grapevine in the Central Valley, take Highway 99 North through Bakersfield and then to Fresno (You'll continue on the 99 North for about another 131.6 miles, not to put too fine a pencil to it). When you reach the California Hwy 41 turnoff, take the 41 North towards Yosemite. Take the VAN NESS AVE exit towards CIVIC CENTER and proceed for about .2 miles, and then you'll merge onto San Benito Street. Turn left at "O" Street and then turn right onto "P" Street. You'll then want to proceed East on CA-180 for another three miles until you reach Peach. Turn right and you'll see the campus at 1019 S. Peach Avenue.

Plan on spending at least 4 hours for the drive (less if you can really hammer. . .), but four hours is about right, especially if you have a van full of players and you stop to eat. . .

And since the tournament headquarters is at Sunnyside HS, and everyone has to check in there first, (at least that's the customary thing to do at tournaments like this) we've provided links to maps for each site below, and driving directions to each site from Sunnyside HS. Hey, if you get lost, don't
blame us. . .

You'll have to go to Sunnyside before going to any of the other venues (to check in and get your coach's packet, etc), and there will be maps showing driving directions from Sunnyside to all of the venues, and vice versa.

See you there. 

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