Slideshow: Stevenage goes Extreme

Stevenage went Extreme one day over the Easter school holidays. More than 150 people came to the Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre to the basketball event arranged by MBA Association in partnership with Streetball Extreme. Last Thursday afternoon was full

Stevenage went Extreme one day over the Easter school holidays.

More than 150 people came to the Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre to the basketball event arranged by MBA Association in partnership with Streetball Extreme.

Last Thursday afternoon was full of fun and thrills starting off with an exhibition game from SBX where they delighted the crowd with their street style game, tricks and skills.

MC Natty was entertaining the crowds with a lively commentary.

Next up the MBA Cougars challenged SBX. The game saw the Cougars give SBX a run for their money, before all the ballers were given a chance to play against SBX in free run sessions.

Half-time entertainment included an Extreme Footie exhibition by Shab, while Stevenage rap artist Liquid performed his latest release 'This Scene' live and then took over the commentary as the MBA youngsters took to the floor to show their basketball skills.

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The afternoon ended with a SBX dunking competition, where the players amazed by jumping over tables, spinning and tricks to showcase the ultimate dunks.

Tom Connor aka 'Conman' then announced that the SBX UK tour would be coming to Stevenage on June 21.

This event will include free runs, where Stevenage players can play against SBX players.

The best 10 will be picked to go into the finals, also held that day in Stevenage.

From the final 10, the winner will become an official SBX player winning £500 prize money and SBX clothes, while all the other finalists will receive £250.

For more information about basketball opportunities in Stevenage, call MBA Cougars on 01438 351104 or alternatively log on to www.myspace.com/mba_cougars

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