2014 Wildcat Tournament

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22nd Annual Courtney Davis Memorial Wildcat Classic

Wednesday, August 6th

Lions vs Leopards  -  5:30pm

 

Wednesday, August 13th

Jaguars vs winner of August 6th game  -  5:30pm

Bearcats vs Panthers   -  6:30pm

 

Saturday, Augusst 16th

Winners of August 13th games  -  noon

 

Important

Each player needs to bring a change of clothing to all of these games so that we can exchange your award for your uniform.

Every player will receive at least two awards, but only if uniforms are handed in.

Courtney Davis

Courtney Davis Memorial

Wildcat Classic

Summer League Tournament

Courtney Davis

Two-Year Spirit of the Wildcats

Four Year Buena High School Cheerleader

Played 2 Years in the Wildcats on the Bearcats

Daughter of Bob Davis (Wildcat official, coach, Wildcat Champion award winner)

 

Courtney Davis was a beautiful young lady who played two years in the Ventura Wildcats basketball program. Both years, she was named Spirit of the Wildcats.
A month after her last Wildcat game, Courtney was diagnosed with leukemia and her life was in great jeopardy.
With the prayers and medical support of many people, Courtney attended all four years at Buena High School where she was a cheerleader and an advanced studies student.
After graduation, the only setback that Courtney had was relapsing on May 19, 2006. After 5 years, she was considered cured of her cancer, so that was indeed a huge setback. But thankfully, Courtney was able to live a healthy life from her “last” cancer treatment in 2002 up until May of 2006.
In May of 2006, Courtney was sent back to the UCLA Medical Center for a new treatment plan. She was given a bone marrow transplant in September of 2006. Courtney stayed in the hospital from September 2006 until she took her last breath in November of 2006. As many people who have dealt with cancer know, it was not cancer that took Courtney’s life, it was an infection.
On November 11th she was rushed into emergency surgery in an attempt to drain the infection, but surgery was not successful in removing all of it.
Courtney lived for 3 more days, taking her last breath on November 14th, 2006.
Courtney left all of us with a void that only she could fill because she was such a unique person — a competitor on the court, yet always with fair play and the utmost of dignity. Her charm and gentleness off of the court made her a person of great delight.
Because she blessed all of the Wildcat families in her time and because her father has been so instrumental in the development of the Wildcats, it was only fitting that with our first opportunity (2007) we began honoring her by dedicating our post season tournament to her memory by renaming it the Courtney Davis Memorial Wildcat Classic.
Our inaugural tournament was our first televised event and we were privileged to not only have CAPS-tv produce our championship game, but we were honored to have Mr. Tom West (Time-Warner), the well-known high school play-by-play announcer with us.
Some people ask why we emphasize sportsmanship and use sportsmanship of coaches, fans, etc. as a major part of seeding our tournament. The answer is two simple words: Courtney Davis. She was the ultimate example of excellence in play and sportsmanship and with her name on our tournament, our attitudes and conduct need to honor the legend and example she left with us.
Courtney: We may not always get everything exactly right in honoring you, but we will always work hard and we will never forget how you touched all of us.

2014 Wildcat Scorers

RankPlayerTeamPoints
1Mariah DavisBearcats64
2Gianna FalcocchiaPanthers46
3Sydni SanchezJaguars43
4Ava SivorajJaguars42
5Tatiana RodriguezJaguars42
6Myesha LumasPanthers37
7Tatiana MoralesBearcats37
8Hunter FoleyBearcats36
9Alexis BradyLeopards33
10Paige HewlittPanthers31
11Samantha MartinezLeopards29
12Valerie TovarPanthers24
13Claire NguyenLeopards24
14Isabella SwannBearcats24
15Kaitlyn AbarientosPanthers23
16Alyssa VillaLions21

Wildcat Summer League: July 26, 2014

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Bearcats lock up second place, 28-23

Talented left-handed guard Mariah Davis erupted for eight points in the third quarter to expand a modest lead as her Bearcats defeated the Panthers 28-23 to assure second place in the 2014 Wildcat Summer League standings.

Although the victorious ‘Cats never trailed, their second half lead was a mere three points until Davis caught fire.

With the Bearcats up 28-17 and just six minutes to go, the Panthers were looking for an offensive spark. After a timeout to change their attack, the Panthers went down low to Gianna Falcoccia and the move produced a 6-0 run and forced the Bearcats into two timeouts. Although the ‘Cats time outs didn’t stop the Panthers inside scoring, the clock did as time ran out.

Davis led all scorers for the weekend with 12 while Hunter Foley scored in every quarter to finish with eight for the Bearcats.

Falcoccia had 10 for the Panthers and Myesha Lumas six.

The teams posted identical 0-for-7 shooting at the free throw line.

PANTHERS
Falcoccia       10
Lumas              6
Hewlett          4
Tovar             3
Fouls:           14
Free throws:  0/7
BEARCATS
Davis          12
Foley            8
Morales       4
Swann           2
Behrens        2
Fouls:          12
Free throws:   0/7
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Jaguars finish on top

The Jaguars led all of the way in defeating the Lions by 12 points and lock up the 2014 Wildcat Summer League regular season championship and the number one seed for the 22nd Annual Courtney Davis Wildcat Classic tournament.

Despite a sleepy start by the Lions and a 10-0 lead by the Jaguars, the Lions found some rhythm and with just 2:03 remaining in the game, the score was a mere 14-6 advantage for the Jags. Although the Lions valiant full court press and  late-game energy fell short, they managed to hold the Jaguars to their lowest point total of the season.

Jaguar players will be awarded championship tee shirts and a bye in the first round of the tournament.

Renee Cafarelli led the Jaguars with six points while Clarissa Duran and Tatiana Rodriguez had four each.

Alyssa Villa led the Lions with four points.

JAGUARS
Cafarelli         6
Duran               4
Rodriguez     4
Chasmar        2
Sanchez          2
Fouls:              9
Free throws:     0/3
LIONS
Villa                 4
Ybarra          2
Fouls:            5
Free throws:    2/6
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Wildcat Summer League: July 23, 2014

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Thanks to Anna Cafarelli for being our photographer this summer

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                              W  L      pf     pa
1 Jaguars               6  0      26.8  16.3
2 Bearcats              5  2      25.0   21.4
3 Panthers              4  2      23.8   14.8
4 Leopards              1  6
5 Lions                    0  6

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Jaguars struggle 21-13

Hannah Garcia scored two baskets on the left side to give her Jaguars a burst at the start of the second half and a 21-13 win over the Leopards. The win assures the Jaguars of at least the Summer League co-championship.

Until Garcia’s scores, the Jaguars were stuck in a defensive mire and led just 11-8 at the half as the Leopards used the opportunistic defense and scoring from Samantha Martinez and Claire Nguyen.

The Jaguars were led in scoring by Garcia, Makenna Chasmar, and Ava Sivoraj, each with six points.

Martinez had six and Nguyen four for the Leopards.

Leopards
Martinez       6
Nguyen          4
Brady            3
Fouls:            5
Free throws:  0/4
Jaguars
Chasmar      6
Sivoraj         6
Garcia         6
Sanchez     4
Fouls:           8
Free throws:   0/2
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Bearcats wire-to-wire 27-15

The Bearcats made their mark early, springing to a 10-2 first quarter lead on their way to posting a 27-15 win over the Lions.

Despite their first quarter advantage, scoring started slowly for both teams and the Bearcats led just 4-2 after eight minutes. Then, the teams sprang for 10 points in the final two minutes of the quarter as Hunter Foley, Wysper Krist, and Mariah Davis scored six for the ‘Cats and Sea’Ana Egizi  had four the Lions.

The Bearcats stretched their lead to 13 points before Alyssa Villa dropped in a three from the right side Hope Arce scored from the wing.

The Bearcats remain in second place in current standings but cannot win the Summer League regular season because of two losses to the Jaguars.

The ‘Cats set a season free throw percentage record by hitting on seven of 11 free throws.

Foley and Davis led the Jaguars with eight points and Krist added six.

Egizi led the Lions with six and Villa five..

Bearcats
Foley                 8
Davis                 8
Krist                6
Morales          5
Fouls:             8
Free throws:   7/11
Lions
Egizi             6
Villa              5
Arce             2
Swaney        2
Fouls:        12
Free throws:   0/4
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