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Players hurry through the line trying to keep from being eliminated during a game of 21 at camp last week. - photo by Amy French Dawson County News

This year's Tigers Fun-damental Basketball Camp for boys had a great turn out, according to Coach Johnathan Tinsley.

With 49 boys ages 7-14, both gyms at Rock Creek Park were bouncing with activity all week.

"The boys are a lot more energetic," said Coach Tina Brown who assists Coach Jonathan Tinsley with the annual camp.

Every year the camp offers an opportunity for aspiring basketball players to work on, like the name says, the fundamentals of the game.

"Camp went great this week," Tinsley said.

Tinsley runs the camp with help from local coaches including Brown, Nichole Green and Steven Moates.

The camp has been going on for over 20 years now through the park and rec program of Dawson County.

"My favorite part about the camp is teaching the fundamentals of the game and watching the kids grow from year to year," he said. "I hope the kids are getting a strong, fundamental foundation and understanding of the game and have fun learning and playing the game."

The competition was fierce as the older group of boys raced through the line while playing 21 on Friday.

"All of the boys worked really hard and showed a lot of improvement," Brown said.

Players competed at the end of camp on Friday and awards were given in several categories.

Tristan Fernandez de Castro and Alex Fernandez de Castro won this year's hot shot awards.

The free throw winners were Owen Walls and Alex Fernandez de Castro.

The one-on-one winners were Briggs Weaver and Prestan Burt.

The best camper awards went to Kason Wilson and Ethan Parker.