Instead of parked cars, basketball players filled the lot at 15th and Lincoln streets on Sunday in Blair.

Twenty teams took part in what has become the annual Midtown Mayhem 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament during Gateway to the West Days. The participants ranged from young children to adults, including Blair basketball coaches Matt Aschoff and Chris Whitwer.

Blair Police and Blair Fire and Rescue also competed in a 20-minute game of 1- and 2-point shots. The police officers jumped out to a 6-0 lead, but, without substitutes, they gave up a 9-3 run to the squad of firefighters. That streak included the matchup's first three, longer 2-point makes.

The contest continued to a 11-all tie before BPD earned the 12-11 victory.

In a second, 10-minute contest, the officers won decisively, 7-2.

A “Fall Brawl” 3-on-3 tournament is tentatively scheduled for September. For information, go online to

Midtown Mayhem

Members of the Blair Police and Fire and Rescue Departments pose for a photo before playing some hoops Sunday at the Midtown Mayhem 3-on-3 Tournament at 15th and Lincoln Streets.

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