15th Annual Hoops for Jesus

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Meridian, Miss.
Hundreds of Meridian area students are wrapping up their spring break by shooting hoops.

The 15th Annual Hoops for Jesus March Madness at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Meridian.

The players not only compete, but participate in devotionals during practice time.

Tournament commissioner Ron Turner says there are lots of volunteers and sponsors who make this great spring break event possible.

"This is our opportunity to make sure that our young people have a constructive atmosphere and a great place to play during spring break, keeping them out of trouble," said Ron Turner. "At this point, we've had nothing but success with these young people that are coming here today and enjoying this activity. "

Fifteen teams are playing 29 games over a three-day period. The tournament wraps up Saturday.