Students sink baskets during Hotshot contest

KENT — Eleven youngsters between the ages of 9 and 15 turned out for this year’s Hotshot contest at Kent Center School on March 2. The contest is hosted by the Kent Park and Recreation Commission. Statewide it is sponsored by the Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association.This year’s contestants were all boys; there were no girls.The winner in the 9-to-10 age group was Ryan Pollitt; in the 11-to-12 group Rob Johnson was first and in the 13-to-15 group top honors went to Ivan Rojas.In the contest, participants earn points by shooting basketballs from five different “hot spots.” Each shot, regardless of whether the basketball enters the hoop, earns points. There are extra points for taking all the shots and if the ball enters the basket. The winners in each age group can now participate in the state contest on March 24 in Stratford.

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