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Hoopfest kicks off 2019-20 Aces basketball seasons

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Basketball season is officially here as the annual Hoopfest event was held on Thursday night inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse in front of a capacity crowd.

Both the University of Evansville men's and women's teams were introduced to the crowd and took part in several contests and a scrimmage before signing autographs for the fans.

First on the schedule for the night was the 3-point contest with Felicia Bostrom, Kayla Castell and Alexis Thomas representing the women's team with Noah Frederking, Marcus Henderson and Devan Straub shooting for the guys. Casteel had a great effort, leading the women with 14 to advance to the finals while Frederking and Straub tied with 15.