The Surf City Swoosh, an 11-and-Under Amateur Athletic Union basketball team based out of Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, won its division at the 2010 Swoosh/AAU Las Vegas Nationals held July 16 through 18 at the Tarkanian Center in Las Vegas.
Surf City beat Las Vegas Elite, 63-55, in the championship game.
The Surf City Swoosh also won the 2010 West Coast Basketball Assn. National Tournament July 10 and 11 at the American Sports Center in Anaheim. Surf City beat the National Junior Basketball Stars, 65-33, in the title game.
The team won nine of 10 tournaments it entered during the spring/summer season, accumulating a 40-4 record.
The Surf City Swoosh is: Dave Atencio, Bryson Betti, Noah Franklin, Jake Garrett, Jayson Jones, Hayden Moore, Randall Walker and Kyle McCauley. The team is coached by Stu Betti.
"It was 118 degrees and the kids were dead tired and winning the Vegas tournament was all about heart and hustle," Stu Betti said. "We were down by 12 in the championship game but then went on the run of all runs to go up by eight, and we never looked back.