The 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.
Top Cat Award Winner, Marissa Ybarra – Leopards
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 and 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.
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%
S Martinez 9
J Hill 5
R Cafarelli 4
K Abarientos 4
Shooting: 9/61 15%
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).
Junior Top Cat Award – Faith Stockton (Bearcats)
Scoring Champion – Samantha Martinez, Jaguars
Coach of the Year – Arnie Moser, Leopards
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).
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.
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.
T Morales 10
I Swann 8
V Tovar 7
F Stockton 4
W Krist 2
Free throws: 0/4 0%
Shooting: 14/51 28%
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%
All Wildcat players are invited to games and fun events
prior to the championship game, from 10:30am to 11:15am.
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 prior to the end of the first quarter.
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.
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%
N Bautista 12
N Paler 2
Free throws: 6/36 17%
Shooting: 0/4 0%