B.J. Gonzales hoops tourney this weekend

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Three-point shooters invited to compete for prizes

By Dave Kavanaugh

As the B.J. Gonzales Memorial Basketball Tournament turns 15, the growth of the event still amazes its founder.

“It’s mind-boggling,” said Benedict Gonzales, who launched the event as a way to honor his late son, killed in a vehicular accident years ago.

The tournament tips off at 6 p.m. Friday and continues through the weekend with full days of basketball on Saturday and Sunday at Gillie Lopez Gym on the West Las Vegas campus.

Admission to the tournament is $3, with proceeds going toward a benefit scholarship fund.

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