Competition intense at 8th annual Nick Carey Memorial Basketball tournament

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MANCHESTER, NH — The Competition was intense on the basketball court at the 3 on 3 Nick Carey Tournament Saturday, where nearly 100 people showed up at the Beech Street basketball court for the annual tournament, in its eighth year.

The tournament is run by Jim Terrero who always had help from Nick Carey — until Carey passed away in 2016. That’s when Terrero decided to name the tournament in Carey’s honor, and also take the tournament to the next level. Terrero, a Manchester firefighter,  got some financial help from Manchester Professional Firefighters IAFF 856, who provided prize money.

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Manchester Police Gang Prevention and community police unit attended all the games and even participated in a few challenges from the crowd.

The tournament is split into three age groups, and each group who wins their division received a cash prize. Manchester Fire came by with Engine 11, Truck 1, and Rescue 1 to show their support.

Engine 11 set up a water stream to cool down the players, along with the neighborhood kids.