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Local basketball team takes home bronze in Las Vegas

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A local sixth grade basketball team takes home the bronze in a national basketball tournament in Las Vegas.

The local AAU basketball team, Cincy Rise, attended the West Coast Nationals in Las Vegas from July 18 through the 22 where they represented the Queen City.

The team finished third and won the consolation championship in their bracket.

The team's third place finish is a step in front of last year's fourth place finish in Las Vegas.

"We understand that success only comes before work (hard work) in the dictionary," said Head Coach Keith Braswell.

Earlier this year, Cincy Rise won first place in the Martin Luther King Tournament at Withrow High School, first place in the summer league at SportsPlus and first place in a tournament held at the Carl Linder YMCA.

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