The Fountain Valley Elite National Junior Basketball team went to the National All-Star tournament over the weekend and took home a fourth-place finish.
On Saturday, the team won its pool with big wins against St. Joseph’s, Mo. (54-27) and Palo Alto (53-41).
That moved Fountain Valley into the championship semifinals against the eventual winners from La Mirada. After not being able to recover from a terrible first quarter, the kids fought back hard but couldn’t match the speed of the La Mirada team and lost. That moved the Elite into the third-place game against a tough and physical team from Vallejo.
After Fountain Valley held the lead for most of the game, Vallejo fought back, taking the lead at the end of the fourth quarter and never relinquishing it. The Elite lost, 53-47, but still claimed fourth place in the tournament.