Commotion by the Ocean hoops tourney this weekend

Twenty-five prep boys basketball teams will take over the gyms at Carpinteria High and Carpinteria Middle School this weekend for the John Ward Memorial Commotion by the Ocean Tournament.

The local teams entered include Carpinteria, Dos Pueblos, Santa Barbara and Providence. The tourney field also includes Northland Prep of Flagstaff, Ariz.


The team are divided into five five-team pools. There will be round-robin pool play followed by single elimination bracket play. There will be three playoff brackets — Championship, Warrior and Carpinteria — determined by pool-play records.

Games start at 9 a.m. and run every hour Friday through Sunday. The Championship Bracket final is at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Carpinteria High.