Former Mead star still out to prove she can ball

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Hoopfest weekend has been a Spokane tradition for more than 30 years, and there are still plenty of people that are still playing that competed in 1990.

One of those players is a Spokane basketball legend, who is still taking the young generations to school on the court.

Hooptown USA opened up its first class of the new Hall of Fame, highlighting people that have been influential in our area, and it’s only a matter of time until Stacy Clinesmith gets her invitation into that hall of fame.

The former Mead star went on to Santa Barbara where she was an All-American then on to the WNBA as a second-round pick. Clinesmith, class of 1995, is out here still showing she can get it done.

“I think women’s elite is maybe at least 8, and then I grew up playing Hoopfest,” Clinesmith said. “I played in the first Hoopfest ever in junior high and every year I try, but it’s nice to be down here this is such a great event for Spokane and basketball just a basketball town.”

She may have lost track of how many titles she’s won, but there’s a pretty good chance she’ll add another one here this weekend. Team Tomatostreet Ballers looking pretty darn good once again.

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