Team Briscoe Wins Dr. Ives Tournament
Sunday, April 3, 2011 the King Hall Legal Foundation (KHLF) hosted its 33rd
Annual Dr. Ives 5-on-5 basketball tournament. More than 100 students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends of UC Davis School of Law came out for the event, a fundraiser for KHLF.
The morning began with all 13 teams playing two games in pool play to determine their seed positions for the single elimination tournament in the afternoon. Team Briscoe was seeded first, Tanakaholics seeded second, and TankaNation seeded third.
The three-time champion Tanakaholics were beaten out by Team Briscoe who emerged as the tournament champions. In the thrilling final game, Team Briscoe defeated the three-time champion Tanakaholics with a final score of 53-33.
This year's event hosted the 2nd Annual Knock Out Tournament. Junei Chen ‘13 edged out Krista Della-Piana ‘12 to win the women's division. Assistant Dean for Career Services Craig Compton defeated Cody Ferris (a King Hall fan) to take the men's division. In the Faculty Knock Out event, Professor Peter Lee beat out Clay Tanaka (2nd place) and Alan Brownstein (3rd place) to become the faculty Knock Out champion.
The King Hall Legal Foundation would like to thank the following individuals for their assistance and participation: Professors Alan Brownstein, Peter Lee, Clay Tanaka, Leticia Saucedo, Miguel Mendez, and Rachana Shah. Competitors would also like to give a special thanks to alumni Sonny Lo ‘77, a former LSA president and Administrative Law Judge who refereed games throughout the tournament. Additionally, KHLF would like to extend thanks to Marc Fernandez '07, who organized a donation from Morrison & Foerster, where he is an associate.
The Dr. Ives Basketball Tournament is named for Eric Iverson '79, who, according to Law School legend, jumped over three defenders to toss in a spectacular scoop shot at the buzzer to win the first tournament's championship game. The annual competition has become a King Hall tradition. Iverson's team, Learned Hand, has participated in every Dr. Ives tournament since 1978.
The King Hall Legal Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the access of underserved populations to the American legal system through the funding of projects proposed by King Hall students and support for students pursuing careers in the public interest law. The money raised by KHLF goes directly toward support of law students working in the public interest, including Bar and Summer Grants programs.
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