IMG_2002The broadcast schedule for our championship game is shown below. Games will be shown on CAPS-tv Channel 6 (Ventura) and DVDs are available as well.

Monday, Aug 24th – 9am

Tuesday, Aug 25th – noon

Wednesday, Aug 26th – 8pm

Thursday, Aug 27th – 4pm

Friday, Aug 28th – 1pm

​ DVDs are available at the CAPS studios, 65 Day Road, Ventura (across from Foothill Tech High School). Let Evan at CAPS-tv know what you need so he can have it ready for you. CAPS phone is: (805) 658-0500.

DVDs are about $10 each and they help CAPS continue to be interested in doing this each year. And, the DVDs make great holiday gifts.

Championship Day: August 15, 2015

Marissa Ybarra (Leopards) won the 2015 Top Cat award, the highest award given to Wildcat players.  Arnie Moser was her coach and he was named Coach of the Year.

Marissa Ybarra (Leopards) won the 2015 Top Cat award, the highest award given to Wildcat players. Arnie Moser was her coach and he was named Coach of the Year.

Top Cat Award Winner, Marissa Ybarra – Leopards

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Tatianna with 16 . . .

Bearcats win title in upset, 34-22

Tatianna Morales scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the 6-4 Bearcats to an upset win over the previously undefeated Jaguars (9-1) to a 34-22 win in the televised 23rd annual Courtney Davis Memorial Wildcat Classic tournament championship.
After the teams traded baskets through most of the first quarter, Morales drove the left lane for the first of eight unanswered points as the Bearcats surged to a 15-6 lead as the ‘Cats took control.
The Jaguars rallied with a three-pointer from Jailynn Hill, a two-pointer from Hill, and 30 rebounds between Hill and Samantha Martinez to get the Jaguars back to within three at halftime.
Then, the Bearcats posted a 10-0 third quarter behind three pinters from Isabella Swan and Morales and scores from the tallest player Wysper Krist and the shortest player Faith Stockton to create a margin the Jaguars could not overcome.
Using a variety of defenses, the Bearcats held the mighty Jaguars to just three baskets in the second half. The ‘Cats were equally effective on offense as they scored five three-pointers.
The Jaguars had their poorest shooting of the season hitting nine of 61 shots (15%) while the ‘Cats were 12-for-49 (24%).
Morales’ 16 points led all scorers while Krist and Tovar added five for the Bearcats.
The league’s scoring champion Martinez had nine and Hill five for the Jaguars.
Morales was named Player of the Game and Faith Stockton 2nd Player of the Game.

 

Bearcats:

T Morales                16

W Krist                       5

V Tovar                       5

S Parmisano            3

I Swann                     3

F Stockton                2

Free throws:               3/7         43%

 

Shooting:                       12/49   24%

 

Jaguars:

S Martinez                        9

J Hill                                5

R Cafarelli                     4

K Abarientos                  4

Free throws:

Shooting:                     9/61       15%

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This game will be re-broadcast several limes on CAPS-tv. The schedule for those broadcasts will be posted here in about one week. DVD’s of the game will be available for approximately $10 (great for Christmas gifts).

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AWARDS

Faith Stockton won an awrd given for the first time in 2015, the Junior Top Cat award for extraordinary hustle, attitude, commitment, and sportsmanship.

Faith Stockton won an awrd given for the first time in 2015, the Junior Top Cat award for extraordinary hustle, attitude, commitment, and sportsmanship.

Junior Top Cat Award  –  Faith Stockton (Bearcats)

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Samantha Martinez (Jaguars) awarded league scoring championship.

Samantha Martinez (Jaguars) awarded league scoring championship.

Scoring Champion – Samantha Martinez, Jaguars

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Faith Stockton won an awrd given for the first time in 2015, the Junior Top Cat award for extraordinary hustle, attitude, commitment, and sportsmanship.

Faith Stockton won an awrd given for the first time in 2015, the Junior Top Cat award for extraordinary hustle, attitude, commitment, and sportsmanship.

Coach of the Year – Arnie Moser, Leopards

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The 2015 All Wildcat Team. Front fow, left to right: Tatianna Morales (Bearcats), Sophia Parmisano (Bearcats), Faith Stockton (Bearcats), Kaitlyn Abarientos (Jaguars), Marissa Ybarra (Leopards, (Ayako Plascencia (Panthers). Back row, left to right: Isabella Swann (Bearcats), Samantha Martinez (Jaguars), Renee Cafarelli (Jaguars), Sophie Wilson (Leopards), Caroline Connoly (Leopards), Natalie Bautista (Panthers).

The 2015 All Wildcat Team. Front fow, left to right: Tatianna Morales (Bearcats), Sophia Parmisano (Bearcats), Faith Stockton (Bearcats), Kaitlyn Abarientos (Jaguars), Marissa Ybarra (Leopards, (Ayako Plascencia (Panthers). Back row, left to right: Isabella Swann (Bearcats), Samantha Martinez (Jaguars), Renee Cafarelli (Jaguars), Sophie Wilson (Leopards), Caroline Connoly (Leopards), Natalie Bautista (Panthers).

All Wildcat Team

Front fow, left to right: Tatianna Morales (Bearcats), Sophia Parmisano (Bearcats), Faith Stockton (Bearcats), Kaitlyn Abarientos (Jaguars), Marissa Ybarra (Leopards, (Ayako Plascencia (Panthers). Back row, left to right: Isabella Swann (Bearcats), Samantha Martinez (Jaguars), Renee Cafarelli (Jaguars), Sophie Wilson (Leopards), Caroline Connoly (Leopards), Natalie Bautista (Panthers).

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Semifinal Results: August 8, 2015

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Cierra Marienthal is an outstanding ball handler and a clever player — and — she’s young enough to have two years left to play Wildcats.

Jaguars and Bearcats for the title game

The Jaguars downed the Panthers 26-14 and the Bearcats beat the Leopards 31-23 to set up a rematch of last year’s championship teams for the 23rd Annual Courtney Davis Memorial Wildcat Classic.

Bearcats 31-23

It only required 97 seconds for Valerie Tovar to open scoring for the Bearcats in their semifinal matchup with the Leopards as she dropped in a three-pointer from the right wing.  A minute later, Tovar hit again from the right side, Isabella Swan added another three-pointer, and the Bearcats never trailed as they posted a 31-23 win and a return to the championship game.

The Leopards returned fire in the second quarter as Caroline Connoly, Marissa Ybarra, and Marina Ybarra put in unanswered scores to get within a single point.

After another Swann three-pointer, Faith Stockton scored twice and went to the free throw line to give the winners a six-point lead.

The Leopards made one more run as they went to Sophia Wilson who made several trips to the free throw line and with Connoly scoring in the key, the lead dropped to three points at the start of the fourth quarter.

Tatiana Morales led the Bearcats with 10 points and put most of those in in the final eight minutes to lift the ‘Cats to the win. Swann finished with eight and Tovar seven.

Marissa Ybarra led the Leopards with eight and Wilson five.

Scoring

Bearcats:

T Morales 10
I Swann 8
V Tovar 7
F Stockton 4
W Krist 2

Free throws: 0/4 0%
Shooting: 14/51 28%

Leopards:

Marissa Ybarra 8
S Wilson 5
C Connoly 4
O Zoll 2
C Marienthal 2
Marina Ybarra 2

Free throws: 3/12 25%
Shooting: 9/55 16%

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All Wildcat players are invited to games and fun events

prior to the championship game, from 10:30am to 11:15am.

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Jaguars 26-14

It took fifteen minutes for the Jaguars to break away from a tight score, but when they did, they surged to a big lead and a 26-14 win over the Panthers. The win puts the Jags into the championship game of the 2015 tournament.

Natalie Paler got the Panthers on the board just 33 seconds into the game before the teams traded the lead five teams before the first quarter ended.

It was still a two-possession game as the first half was coming to a close. But, Brianna Valdovinos, Jailyn Hill, and Maya Delgado broke the game open with six points in just two-and-a-half minutes.

Although the Panthers lost touch, they never lost hope. The blue-and-grey dug in on defense to hold the undefeated Jaguars scoreless for more than ten minutes while Natalie Bautista, the quarterfinals top scorer, rallied for eight unmatched points.

Bautista finished with 12 for the Panthers while Samantha Martinez had 10 and Kaitlyn Abarientos six for the Jaguars.

Scoring

Jaguars:

S Martinez 10
K Abarientos 6
J Hill 4
B Valdovinos 2
M Delgado 2
J Bratton 2

Free throws: 0/7 0%
Shooting: 12/47 26%

Panthers:

N Bautista 12
N Paler 2
Free throws: 6/36 17%
Shooting: 0/4 0%

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Top Scorers: August 7, 2015

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1 . . .  Samantha Martinez . . . .  Jaguars . . . . . .  .70
2 . . .  Natalie Bautista . . . . . . . . . Panthers . . . . . .  65
3 . . . Tatiana Morales . . . . . . . . . .Bearcats . . . . . .  59
4 . . . Sophia Wilson . . . . . . . . . . .Leopards . . . . . . 47

5 . . . Caroline Connoly . . . . . . . . Leopards . . . . .  . 40
6 . . . Renee Cafarelli . . . . . . . . .  Jaguars . . . . . . .  39
7 . . . Kaitlyn Abarientos . . . . . . . .Jaguars . . . . . . . .39
8 . . . Isabella Swann . . . . . . . . . .  Bearcats . . . . . . 38
9 . . . Ayako Plascencia . . . . . . . .  Panthers . . . . . . 35
10 . . Jailynn Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jaguars . . . . . . . 32
11 . . Marissa Ybarra . . . . . . . . . . Leopards . . . . . . 26
12 . . Sophia Parmisano. . . . . . . . .Bearcats . . . . . . 26
13  . . Wysper Krist . . . . . . . . . . . . Bearcats . . . . . . 24
14 . . Julia Schermer. . . . . . . . . . . . Leopards . . . . . 21
15 . . Maya Delgado . . . . . . . . . . . Jaguars . . . . . . . 20

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.