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    Mobile Sports Authority hosts first basketball tournament with pandemic restrictions

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    THIS WEEKEND MARKS MOBILE'S FIRST BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT IN THE CORONAVIRUS ERA THE BALLIN' BY THE BAY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT HAD ITS FIRST FULL DAY OF PLAY TODAY

    WKRG NEWS 5'S CHAD PETRI REPORTS TRT: 1:13 CHAD: While keeping competing athletes socially distant is impossible, sports tournaments strip away a lot of other things in ways players aren't used to "Aint' nobody here, it's unreal, it's unreal" Chad Petri, @wkrgchadpetri: this is the second sports tournament from the Mobile Sports Authority this summer since Alabama gradually reopened and organizers say they're doing everything they can to keep athletes and spectators as safe as possible Sherwonda Southall, tournament co-director: I've been to a couple of tournaments now and they way we've all been doing things I'm comfortable with the hand sanitizing, social distancing and everything we're doing for players and spectators Chad: there are fewer spectators, fewer seats–fewer teams–only about 50 from what would normally be 100 and they limit how many people are in the auditorium at any one time

    Jeff Kahn, Tournament Director, Ballin' on the Bay: we're holding teams in a holding area, they can't come out until the third quarter of the game that precedes them, fans are not allowed to come into the arena until their court's cleared Chad: Athletes worry about victory not the virus Chad Petri WKRG News 5 Anchor tag: The tournament wraps up its last day of play Sunday Players are looking for video highlights to earn scholarships or improve for their school team Chad Petri WKRG News 5

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