Saturday, February 6, 2010

All-Hispanic basketball league thrives

By Lionel Green
The Reporter

Published February 6, 2010

When the Boaz Recreation Center on North King Street is closed on Sundays, members of the Hispanic community are running wide open.

A number of Hispanics play in the Azteca League, a popular all-Hispanic men’s basketball league filling the Boaz gymnasium with players, their families and fans on Sunday afternoons.

The Hispanics have been operating tournaments and leagues since 2007, according to longtime Boaz basketball director Mike Bryan.

Teams played the second round of games in the new season last weekend. The nine-game regular season will culminate with playoffs. After the season, the league breaks for three weeks and starts anew.

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