Game Results: August 1, 2015

Gabriele Ortiz is the granddaughter of Dave Erickson who was one of four founders of the Wildcat League. She is the first granddaughter of any  founders to come through the Wildcat program.

Gabriele Ortiz is the granddaughter of Dave Erickson who was one of four founders of the Wildcat League. She is the first granddaughter of any founders to come through the Wildcat program.

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Samantha gets 14 . . .

Jaguars finish undefeated, 24-18

Kaitlyn Abarientos and Samantha Martinez combined for ten points in six minutes to propel the Jaguars to a 10 point first quarter lead, a 24-18 win over the Leopards, and an undefeated regular season.
But, it wasn’t as easy as it might at first seem because as hot as the Jags were in those six minutes, the next 15 were scoreless while the Leopards changed their attack to get the ball to sharpshooter Olivia Zoll on the wing and, with Caroline Connoly’s free throws, stormed back to trail by just three at the half.
Abarientos and Martinez started the second half the way they had started the first as Abarientos found Martinez open in transition for several assist passes which led Martinez to a free throw followed by a layup in transition followed by two more free throws, all in a space of three-and-a-half minutes. The Jaguars were up by six and the Leopards were in timeout.
When the Leopards call timeout, they mean it. They have a reason and a purpose. Against the Jaguars, they found a weakness  and with Connoly and Julia Schermer getting into the key, the Leopards got back to within just two possessions with two minutes remaining. The teams traded scores the rest of the way.
Martinez had 14 points and Abarientos seven to lead the Jaguars.
Zoll scored six while Connoly and Marissa Ybarra had five for the Leopards.
Leopards:
O Zoll 6
C Connoly 5
Marissa Ybarra 5
J Schermer 2
Shooting: . . . . . 7/47 . . . . . . 15%
Free throws: . . . 4/14 . . . . . . 29%
Jaguars:
S Martinez 13
K Abarientos 7
R Cafarelli 4
Shooting: . . . . . 8/58 . . . . . . . 14%
Free throws: . . . 8/17 . . . . . . 47%

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Plascenia races to 14 points . . .

Panthers break away, 30-18

Ayako Plascenia scored twelve points in the first half, and six of those in the final 52 seconds, to help the Panthers take a halftime lead enroute to their second win, a 30-18 final over the Bearcats.
After a quick Panther start, Sophia Parmisano gave the Bearcats momentum with a calm three-pointer from the right wing to tie the score. Moments later, Faith Stockton gave the ‘Cats their only lead when she connected from the left lane.
The Panthers posted nearly identical third and fourth quarters as they held the short-rostered Bearcats scoreless for six minutes in the first five minutes of each quarter and Natalie Bautista scored all eight of her points and the Panthers moved to a comfortable lead.
Despite the loss, the Bearcats finished in second place in the 2015 Wildcat League.
Tatiana Morales posted eight points and Parmisano five for the Bearcats.
Bautista entered the game tied for the league scoring lead but opted to throw baseball assist passes to Plascencia breaking in transition in the first half before shooting behind a flare screen for eight points in the second. She finished the game with eight points while Plascencia led all scorers with 14.
Bearcats:
T Morales 8
S Parmisano 5
F Stockton 3
V Tovar 2
Shooting . . . . . . . . 7/61 . .  . . 12%
Free throws: . . . . . 3/8 . . . . . 38%
Panthers:
A Plascencia 14
N Bautista 8
J Lopez 4
N Paler 2
J Magana 2
Shooting: . . . . . 15/48 . . . . . . . 31%
Free throws: . . . . 0/3 . . . . . . . . 0%

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The Leopards went to Olivia Zoll for scoring from the wing and a burst to get close to the Panthers. She led the Leopards in scoring.

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Natalie Bautista was the League scoring leader coming into the game but she chose to give up that pursuit to launch transition assist passes to Ayako Plascenia who scored 14 points.

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Samantha Martinez is expected to be named the Wildcat League scoring champion for 2015.

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Ayako Plascenia got loose downcourt for repeated breakaway scores that netted her 14 points.

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Maya Delgado was remarkable on defense as she changed between three schemes that were called on-the-fly.

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Natalie Paler returned from a season-long injury and is one of the best pure shooters ever in the Wildcats.

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Caroline Connoly is a smart and savvy player who was a scoring leader for the Leopards.

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Panthers Team Photo 2015

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Marina Ybarra worked hard on defense and worked to get open for several nice shot.

Top Scorers: July 26, 2015

 

Rank . . . . . Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Team  . . . . . .  Total

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1 . . . . .  Natalie Bautista . . . . . . . . . .  Panthers . . . . . . . 57
1 . . . . . Samantha Martinez  . . . . . . .  Jaguars . . . . . . .  57
3 . . . . . Tatiana Morales . . . . . . . . . . . Bearcats . . . . . .  51
4 . . . . . Sophia Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . .  Leopards . . . . . . 47
5 . . . . . Isabella Swann . . . . . . . . . . . . Bearcats . . . . . .  38
6 . . . . . Renee Cafarelli .. . . . . . . . . . .  Jaguars . . . . . .  35
7 . . . . . Caroline Connoly . . . . . . . . . .  Leopards . . . . .  35
8 . . . . . Jailynn Hill  .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jaguars .. . . . . . . 32
9 . . . . . Kaitlyn Abarientos .. . . . . . . . . Jaguars . . . . . . . 32
10 . . . . Wysper Krist . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bearcats . . . . . . .24
11 . . . . Marissa Ybarra . . . . . . . . . . . . Leopards . . . . . . 21
12 . . . . Sophia Parmisano . . . . . . . . . Bearcats . . . . . . .21
13 . . . . Ayako Plascencia . . . . . . . . . . Panthers . . . . . . 21
14 . . . . Maya Delgado . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jaguars . . . . . . . 20
15 . . . . Julia Schermer . . . . . . . . . . . . Leopards . . . . .  19

Game Results: July 25, 2015

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Bautista with 10 . . .

Panthers dig in; win 21-16

 

In a tight and aggressive defensive struggle, the Panthers used a 10-foot shot by Ayako Plascencia with 3:03 of the second quarter to take a permanent lead enroute to a 21-16 win over the Leopards.
By the middle of the third quarter, the Panthers had built their lead to eight points before forward Sophia Wilson and crafty point guard Cierra Marienthal gave the Leopards a dose of momentum and brought the Panther lead down to four points.
Plascencia responded with a three-pointer for the Panthers but forward Caroline Connolly scored at the block after a nifty pass from Julia Schermer and Schermer put back a missed shot just 16 seconds later to get the Leopards to within 19-14.  The teams traded  timeouts and baskets the rest of the way and the Panthers secured the win.
It was the third meeting between the two teams with none of the games being separated by more than two possessions.
Wilson, Connolly, and Schermer led the Leopards with four points.
Natalie Bautista led the Panthers with 10 points and is now unofficially tied for the league’s top scorer (with Samantha Martinez of the Jaguars). Plascencia added seven and her return from Japan along with Natalie Paler’s return from a lengthy knee injury were significant boosts to the Panthers.
The Leopards will play the Bearcats at 10:30 on August 8th to begin the 2015 Courtney Davis Memorial Wildcat Classic tournament while the Panthers will open the Classic at 11:30 on August 8th against the Jaguars.

 

Leopards:

 

S Wilson 4
C Connolly 4
J Schermer 4
Marina Ybarra 2
C Marienthal 2

Shooting: . . . . . 7/48 . . . . . . 15%
Free throws: . . . 2/7 . . . . . . . 29%

 

Panthers:
N Bautista 10
A Plascencia 7
N Paler 2
R Cafarelli 2
M Delgado 2

Shooting: . . . . . . 8/49 . . . . . 16%
Free throws: . . . . 4/9 . . . . . . 44%

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Remember to bring a change of clothing to all games on and after

August 8th so you can trade your uniform for your trophy.

More photos are in the Photo Gallery

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Isabella gets 15 but . . .

 

Jaguars win Summer regular season, 30-17

 

The Jaguars won the 2015 Summer League regular season championship with a 30-17 win over the Bearcats. The Jaguars will now attempt to also win the 2015 Courtney Davis Memorial Wildcat Classic tournament that begins August 8th.
The Bearcats adjusted their attack to accommodate the absence of two important guards and the plan paid off early as Isabella Swann connected from the right lane to put the ‘Cats into the lead.
However, that lead only survived for 20 seconds because Kaitlyn Abarientos spotted up for a three-pointer off the left wing to put the Jaguars ahead and with steals and fast-break scores by Samantha Martinez, the Jaguars never looked back.
Swann had 15 of the Bearcats 17 points.
Samantha Martinez had 11 for the Jaguars and is expected to be named the league’s top scorer for this week (tied with Natalie Bautista of the Panthers).
The Bearcats will open the Wildcat Classic against the Leopards at 10:30 on August 8th.
Bearcats:
I Swann 15
V Tovar 2

Shooting: . . . . . . 7/25 . . . . . 28%
Free throws: . . . . . 1/5 . . . . . 20%

Jaguars:
S Martinez 11
M Delgado 8
B Valdovinos 4
K Abarientos 3
R Cafarelli 2
C Scofield 2

Shooting: . . . . . 14/61 . . . . . 23%
Free throws: . . . . 1/7 . . . . . . 40%

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Natalie Bautista (left) and Samantha Martinez (right) are

expected to be tied this week as the League’s top scorers.

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Scoring Leaders: July 24, 2015

Rank First Name Last Name Team Total
1 Tatiana Morales Bearcats 51
2 Natalie Bautista Panthers 47
3 Samantha Martinez Jaguars 46
4 Sophia Wilson Leopards 43
5 Renee Cafarelli Jaguars 33
6 Jailynn Hill Jaguars 32
7 Caroline Connoly Leopards 31
8 Kaitlyn Abarientos Jaguars 29
9 Wysper Krist Bearcats 24
10 Isabella Swann Bearcats 23
11 Marissa Ybarra Leopards 21
11 Sophia Parmisano Bearcats 21

Game Results: July 18, 2015

Photos are in the Photo Gallery.

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Kaitlyn Abarientos was lethal in transition. In the first half, against the Leopards, she finished

a fastbreak with a 360-spin layup. In the second half, she finished another with a 360-spin layup

—– with the off-hand. After the game, her coach reported she was suffering from a fever.

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With 12 seconds remaining . . .

Jayla saves the Jaguars, 17-16

The Jaguars and Leopards duked it out for 2388 seconds but it was the last twelve that mattered the most as Jayla Bratton hit a jump-stop on the right wing to keep the Jags undefeated season alive with a 17-16 win. From there, a subsequent time-out by coach Jim Pando iced the ball and the win.
The Leopards used the aggressive play and scoring of forward Caroline Connolly to lead throughout the first half despite the season’s highest highlight play at the beginning of the second quarter in which athletic guard Kaitlyn Aberientos drove into the key, evaded a defender with a lightning-quick 360-spin and a finish with her strong hand.
Chloe Scofield scored from the left lane at the start of the second half to tie the score, then she hit the front end of a one-and-one to push the Jaguars into their first lead.
But Connolly didn’t do all of her first half work to see it suddenly vanish. Instead, she started another Leopard uprising by scoring at the other end and with points from Julia Schermer and Sophia Wilson, the Leopards forged a five-point lead, their biggest of the game.
The Jags struck back as Abarientos unleashed a half-dozen full-court baseball passes to streaking teammates, then went for her second 360-spin in the key, this time setting a new standard for highlight plays by finishing with her off hand. The last of her baseball zingers found Maya Delgado on the left side to get the Jags to within two points.
Samantha Martinez tied the score with 1:53 remaing and seven seconds later Schermer hit the second of two free throws to put the Leopards in front and, except for Bratton’s subsequent shot under pressure, the Leopards would likely have posted the upset.
Abarientos led the Jaguars in scoring while Schermer led the Leopards.
Leopards:
J Schermer 5
S Wilson 5
C Connolly 4
K Shinden 2

Shooting: . . .  . . . . 7/38 . . . . . 18%
Free throws: . . . . 2/9 . . . . . . .22%

Jaguars:
K Abarientos 6
C Scofield 3
R Cafarelli 2
J Bratton 2
M Delgado 2
S Martinez 2

Shooting: . . . . . 8/41 . . . . . . . 20%
Free throws: . . . 1/6 . . . . . . . . 17%
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Parmisano with 10 . . .

Bearcats pounce, 34-13

Sophie Parmasano found a home on the left wing and calmly put up six points on two three-pointers in just the first two-and-a-half minutes of the game as her Bearcats defeated the Panthers 34-13.
The Bearcats raced to an eight-point lead before the Panthers rallied to close the gap.
Despite having only five players and struggling with fatigue, the Panthers nearly matched the Bearcats in their number of shots as the teams combined for 105 shots.
Parmisano became the first player this month to hit double figures while Wyper Krist continued to be a force at the short block as she scored six.
Natalie Bautista once again led the Panthers with seven points which stands as the second highest total among all players this week.
Bearcats:
S Parmisano 10
W Krist 6
T Morales 5
I Swann 5
F Stockton 4
V-M Tovar 4

Shooting: . . . . . . 15/54 . . . . . 28%
Free throws: . . . . 2/8 . . . . . . 25%

Panthers:
N Bautista 7
H Arce 4
A Plascenia 2

Shooting: . . . . . 5/51% . . . . . . 10%
Free throws: . . . 3/8% . . . . . . 38%

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