Wildcat Summer League: July 19, 2014

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Bearcats survive late Leopards rally to win 28-20

13 players score . . .

 With Tatiana Morales leading the way, the Bearcats methodically build a 20-8 lead in the first three quarters then held on for a 28-20 win over the Leopards.

Morales continued her extraordinary pressure on the ball and turned steals into points and free throws and, along with Mariah Davis,  led the Bearcats in scoring with six points.

The Leopards, who had scored just one basket in the previous 19 minutes, suddenly came to life with back-to-back scores by Claire Nguyen and Caroline Connolly to score more points in the fourth quarter than the first three combined.

The teams combined to have 13 players score; a season high.

Behind Morales and Davis, the Bearcats had four points each from Faith Stockton (a third grader), Isabella Swann, and Wysper Krist.

The Leopards were led by Nguyen with six while Connolly and Alexis Brady had four each.

Davis           6
Morales     6
Stockton   4
Swann        4
Krist            4
Terrazas  2
Foley         2
Free throws:  0/4
Fouls:     11
Nguyen      6
Connolly    4
Brady           4
Guerrero    2
Gunther     2
Martinez   2
Free throws:   0/6
Fouls:    7

Panthers pull away in second half


Front line scores 17

The Lions have been getting stronger. Unfortunately, they haven’t gotten much taller and the Panthers combined the superior front-line height of Myesha Lumas and Gianna Falcocchia for 17 points and a 32-14 win.

It took the Panthers until the middle of the third quarter to distance themselves from the upstart Lions, but once they had momentum, the blade of decision was quick to pierce any shadow of doubt as the Panthers went 9-0 in three minutes.

The first quarter belonged to the Lions as Jailynn Hill, Alyssa Villa, Marissa Ybarra, and Shaye Swaney got on the scoreboard to put the Lions in the lead. By halftime, the Lions were within a one possession and with more scoring from Hill and Sophie Parmisano, the Lions were within a single point midway through the third.

The Panthers called for a timeout and then went inside to impose their advantage near the basket. The move paid off as the Panthers quickly built a five-point lead and the Lions called timeout to adjust their defense, but that move didn’t go as well because the Panthers continued to power their way to a safe lead.

The Panthers were whistled for five fouls; the Lions 15. The Panthers were 6/15 from the free throw line; the Lions 0/2.

Falcocchia had nine points and Lumas eight for the Panthers.  Hill led the Lions with six.


Falcocchia     9
Lumas            8
Hewlett        5
Tovar             4
Abarientos   4
Plascencia   2
Fouls:        5
Free throws:   615


Hill                  6
Ybarra          2
Villa                2
Parmisano  2
Swaney         2
Fouls:          15
Free Throws:   0/2







Wildcat Summer League: July 16, 2014


                                        W L     pf     pa
1 Jaguars                        5  0    28.0  17.0
2 Bearcats                      3  2    24.0   23.0
3 Panthers                     3  2    27.8   18.8
4 Leopards                     1  4
5 Lions                           0  4


Jaguars come back in fourth quarter to win 26-23

Tatiana Rodriguez with 10 in the fourth

When the beast is hungry, you feed the beast.

That was the plan for the Jaguars who feel behind by 11 points in the third quarter then turned to Tatiana Rodriguez for deliverance, feeding her the ball for 10 points in the final six minutes to salvage a 26-23 win over the Bearcats.

In the earlygoing, it was clear that the Bearcats had come to stifle the Jaguars legion of scorers. They did that well for three quarters and even dared the audacity of holding the Jaguars scoreless throughout the second quarter as they built a 17-6 halftime lead.

Then, the Jaguars’ Renee Cafarrelli found the range midway through the third quarter and began a 16-2 barrage that put the Jaguars ahead on a Sydni Sanchez shot with 2:16 remaining. Rodriguez joined the fun midway through the fourth quarter and stormed her way to four field goals and four trips to the free throw line in her six minute tirade.

The Jaguars remain in first place and the Bearcats tied for second.

Mariah Davis scored seven points in the first six minutes and led the Bearcats with 11 while forward. Isabella Swann added six.

Along with 10 from Rodriguez, Sanchez had six.

Davis           11
Swann           6
Behrens       4
Morales       2
Feee throws: 3/13
Fouls:  10
Rodgriguez    10
Sanchez            6
Sivoraj            4
Chasmar        2
Duran            2
Cafarelli       2
Free throws:  2/5
Fouls:         13

Panthers stay in the hunt, 29-15

Falcoccia with 10.

Gianna Falcocchia put up 10 points and 11 rebounds as she dominated the key and led her Panther team to a 29-15 win over the Leopards. The win keeps the Panthers tied for second place in the Summer League standings although the Bearcats have seeding advantage based on head-to-head competition.

The Panthers took control early with 12 combined first-quarter points by Falcochcia, Kaitlyn Abarientos, and Myesha Lumas.

Although the Panthers steadily pulled away, the Leopards didn’t go away. Instead, they won the fourth quarter behind the scoring of Jasmin Varela, Samantha Martinez, and Alexis Brady.

Along with Falcocchia’s 10 points, the Panthers had six each from Lumas and Abarientos.

Martinez led the Leopards with seven.

The teams combined for a season-high 48% from the free throw line.

Martinez     7
Nguyen       3
Varela        3
Brady        2
Free throws: 7/16
Fouls:     8
Falcocchia    10
Abarientos  6
Lumas       6
Tovar        4
Staples     2
Hewlitt    1
Free throws:  5/9
Fouls:     13





Wildcat Summer League: July 12, 2014



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                                    W    L        pf         pa
1 Jaguars                      4      0        28.5   15.5
2 Bearcats                    3      1        24.3    22.3
3 Panthers                    2     2        20.5     15.0
4 Leopards                    1     3
5 Lions                          0     4


 Nguyen is week’s top scorer . . .

Leopards win it in final 90 seconds, 25-23

Claire Nguyen waited until the last quarter to do nearly all of her scoring as the quick guard hurled a three-pointer from the right wing to give the Leopards their first lead over the Lions with just 19 seconds gone in the fourth quarter on their way to a 25-23 win.

The Lions came out strong in the first quarter, took their first lead of the season, then built it to six points on one of two three-pointers by guard Sea’Ana Egizi.  It was the only time the teams were separated by more than four points.

Sophia Wilson brought the Leopards to within two before Hope Arce of the Lions exchanged field goals with the Leopards’ Portia Sherman to end the third quarter with Lions up 15-13.

Then, it was Claire with a flare as Nguyen torched five points in 45 seconds to give the Leopards a two-point advantage.  But back-to-back threes by the Lions Egizi and Tyler Behrens put the Lions on top and seemingly in control of momentum.

Scores by Nguyen and forward Jasmin Varela overcame one score by the Lions’ Alyssa Villa to give the Leopards their first win.

Villa worked hard for the Lions and, with Egizi, led the Lions in scoring, each with eight points and both second in the week’s top scorers.

Nguyen led all scorers for the week with nine while Samantha Martinez added six and was an unstoppable force driving to the basket from the high post.

Nguyen       9
Martinez    6
Wilson       4
Sherman    2
Guenther   2
Varela       2
Free Throws:  2/8
Fouls:  not reported
Villa            8
Egizi           8
Behrens     3
Arce           2
Ortiz          2
Free Throws:  0/2
Fouls: not reported


 Close all the way . . . 

Jaguars outlast Panthers 20-16


Tatiana Rodgriguez struck for two short-corner shots to lead her undefeated Jaguars to an early lead and an eventual 20-16 win over the Panthers. The Jaguars six point lead midway through the first quarter was their biggest of the game because Panther center Gianna Falcocchia dominated the paint with scores and free throws and when the first quarter smoke cleared, the Panthers were within a single possession.

The Jaguars held the streaky Panthers to no field goals and just three free throws in the second half.

Guard Sydni Sanchez drove from the right corner with 3:17 remaining in the third to put the Jaguars ahead for good.

Even so, with just three minutes remaining in the game, the Jaguars still held a meagre two point advantage until Hanna Garcia popped the top on a three-pointer from straight-away center to put the Jaguars safely home.

Falcocchia and Paige Hewlitt led the Panthers with six points.  Rodriguez led the Jaguars with six while Sanchez and Garcia each had five.

Hewlitt         6
Falcocchia     6
Abarientos  3
Tovar            1
Free throws:  4/15
Fouls:   not reported
Rodriquez   6
Sanchez        5
Garcia         5
Chasmar    2
#21               2
Free throws:  0/2
Fouls:   not repoted




Standings: July 9, 2014

Wins Losses  O.ppg   D.ppg
Jaguars      3   -   0      31.0    15.7
Bearcats    3   –   1      24.3     22.5
Panthers   2   –    1     22.3     13.3
Leopards   0   –   3
Lions          0   –   3

Wildcat Summer League: July 2, 2014


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Bearcats  23       Panthers  20

Mariah with 11


Coaches have raved about the superior athleticism of the Panthers and it appeared the undefeated blue-and-grey would prove it on Wednesday as they methodically built a 7-0 lead in the first quarter behind #33  – Myesha Lumas’ five points.
However, the mighty Panthers went the next 11 minutes without changing their end of the scoreboard and the Bearcats clawed their way to nine straight points, five by their own #33 Tatiana Morales, to take the lead. A final-minute score by Valerie Tovar of the Panthers tied the game at the half.
After another Panther offensive dearth in the fourth quarter, the Bearcats prevailed 23-20.
Although there were five lead changes and two ties in the first part of the second half,  Mariah Davis launched a decisive three pointer with 3:42 remaining and the Bearcats were in front to stay.
Davis led the Bearcats and all game scorers with 11. Morales contributed six to the Bearcats but it was her aggressive defense and attack-drives with the ball that changed much of her team’s  fortunes.
Lujmas had nine for the Panthers while Tovar had five.
The Bearcats were whistled for a league-leading 15 fouls.
Davis   11
Morales  6
Behrens   2
Foley  2
Swann 2
Fouls: 15
Free throws:  2/10
Lumas  9
Tovar  5
Hewlett 3
Falcoccia  3
Fouls: 9
Free throws: 4/10


.Jaguars  26                   Lions  10

Sivoraj & Sanchez combine for all but one Jaguar point


Ava Sivoraj scored four points in 31 seconds to vault the Jaguars into a 12-2 first quarter lead and an eventual 26-10 win over the Lions.
After the tempest of the Jaguars’ initial jailbreak cleared, the Lions played the next three quarters within just two posessions of the undefeated Jaguars.
All but one of the Jaguar points was scored by Sivoraj (14) or Sydni Sanchez (11).
The Lions  were lead by Jailynn Hill with four.
The Lions were called for 12 fouls and the Jaguars five. The teams combined for just 1/11 at the free throw line.
Hill  4
Villa  2
Parmisano  2
M Ybarra  2
Fouls:  12
Free throws:  0/4


Sivoraj  14
Sanchez  11
Cafarelli   1
Fouls: 5
Free throws:  1/7