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Matson Classic draws top talent

Updated: January 12, 2010, 1:19 PM ET
By Mindi Rice | HoopGurlz

It's no secret that the girls' basketball community is a close-knit world. People involved in the sport from all corners of the country can typically be connected without as many as six degrees of separation.

So at the local level, losses to the community hit that much closer to home. When Tony Matson, a longtime coach in Orange County, Calif., died in April, close to 3,000 people showed up at his memorial, which expanded to two neighboring rooms where attendees could ...

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