2014 Season Champion
Coach: Jim Pando
2014 Tournament Champion
2014 Top Cat Award Winner
Sophia Parmisano (Lions)
demonstrated the highest combined level of sportsmanship, commitment,
performance, dedication, and leadership. It is considered to be
the highest award given to players in the summer league program.
2014 Scoring Champion
Mariah Davis – Bearcats
2014 All Wildcat Team
Tatianna Rodriguez – Jaguars
Shay Swaney – Lions
Tatiana Morales – Bearcats
Samantha Martinez – Leopards
Myesha Lumas – Panthers
Sophia Parmisano – Lions
Maria Davis – Bearcats
Sydni Sanchez – Jaguars
Hunter Foley – Bearcats
Gianna Falcocchia – Panthers
Ava Sivoraraj – Jaguars
Alexis Brady – Leopards
2014 Championship Game
Schedule of Media Events
CAPS-tv and VC Star
The Ventura County Star will run a feature on our championship game in the August 19, 2014 edition. The link is: http://www.vcstar.com/sports/youth/youth-results_58203329 . The Star will have photos that are different from those posted on this website.
CAPS tv (channel 6) has given us next week’s schedule of broadcasts and the Wildcats will be aired six times:
Sunday, August 24th, at 4pm
Monday, August 25th, at 9pm
Wednesday, August 27th, at 5pm
Thursday, August 28th, at 2pm
Friday, August 29th, at 8pm
Saturday, August 30th, at 8am
The game can be viewed anytime for free at http://vimeo.com/103729373
DVDs of the game are available at the CAPS tv studio on Day Road (Ventura) – across from Foothill High School.
The television and newspaper setups are a lot of work but they are vital parts of our primary mission which, surprisingly perhaps is not basketball, but rather to honor every girl who plays Ventura Wildcat basketball.
manned cameras, graphics, and microphones as the 22nd Annual 2014 Wildcat Classic
brought an exciting conclusion to another outstanding season.
Jaguars win title – after time runs out
All Wildcat guard Tatiana Morales of the Bearcats went to the free throw line for two shots, her team trailing by two, and the clock showing no time left in the game. For competitors like Morales, it’s the opportunity for which players dream and with a packed gym looking on, the talented Spirit of the Wildcats winner stepped calmly to the line.
Although she could not tie the score and the Jaguars won 29-27, fans were treated to the most competitive championship game in years.
The game was televised by CAPS-tv and a schedule of replays will be announced by the league in a few days. DVDs will be available at the CAPS-tv office (Day Road, Ventura – across for Foothill Tech High School) in two to three weeks.
The teams played evenly through the first 17 minutes before pesky guard Hannah Garcia came up with multiple steals and fast breaks to push the Jaguars into a six point lead, a lead that was obliterated by the league’s leading scorer, Mariah Davis who tied the score at the start of the third quarter.
The Jaguars retaliated with All Wildcat point guard Sydni Sanchez who canned a “trey” from the right wing, then a two-pointer from the right lane despite the Bearcats’ Tyler Behrens hand in her face.
Not to be outdone, Davis launched her own three-pointer then hit two free throws and with a put-back by center Hunter Foley, the Bearcats dared to hold the lead at the end of the third quarter.
And then . . .
It was Ava time.
Ava Sivoraraj hit one free throw, then seconds later scored from the right short-corner. The Jaguars had the lead once and for all.
But, Ava wasn’t finished.
She grabbed a rebound on the right defensive block, rifled an outlet pass to Sanchez, raced to the left offensive block, took an assist pass from Sanchez and scored at the end of the play she started.
The Jaguars were up by eight which was a good thing because they would not score again and the clock showed nearly three minutes left to play.
The Bearcats sensed opportunity and Morales was instant to the task. The fleet left-hander intercepted a pass and raced to a left-hand layup. Davis found Foley alone on the weak block for another score. Morales drove to the basket for two more, then dropped in a free throw after being fouled.
Seconds later, Morales took the ball from a sideline inbounds pass, drove to the basket, and pushed a shot toward the basket. While the shot was deflected, a two-shot foul was called on Renee Cafarelli and despite the final buzzer ringing through the Ventura Missionary gym, the game was not over. Morales found herself standing alone at the free throw line.
Davis led all scorers with 12 points and had help from her Bearcats teammates Foley with eight and Morales with seven.
Sanchez led the Jaguars while Sivoraraj added six.
The win capped the Jaguars first-ever perfect season.
Free throws: 3/10
Free throws: 2/6
A few of the 2014 All Wildcat Team players
Mariah Davis accepting the 2014 Top Scorer award
all around player (commitment, performance, leadership, sportsmanship)
Sophia also was named All Wildcat and Spirit of the Wildcats
Lindsey Albrant is honored for her years of service to the
Wildcats and acknowledged for being The Original Wildcat
and the reason the Wildcat League began in 1993.
with the rarely-given Wildcat Champion award.
Bearcats to play Jaguars in championship final
In a battle of the tall centers, Hunter Foley and Gianna Falcoccia combined for 18 of the game’s 33 points as the Bearcats downed the Panthers 19-14 to advance to the championship game of the 22nd Annual Memorial Courtney Davis Wildcat Tournament on Saturday to play the Jaguars.
In the other semifinal, the Jags used some power of their own as forward Tatiana Rodriguez put up nine points to lead her team into Saturday’s final with a 24-19 win over the Leopards. The Jaguars rang up a gawdy 19-5 lead by the middle of the third quarter, then misfired on all but one of their remaining shots. In the meantime, Alexis Brady canned two three-pointers and Emily Guerrero notched a put-back in the key and the Leopards were on their way back.
If not for 3-out-of-4 shooting in the final minutes, the Jaguars might have lost in a stunning upset.
The Bearcats’ semifinal win over the Panthers was 40 minutes of sheer bedlam as neither team could get more than a three point lead until Foley produced the final margin with a score from underneath with just 74 seconds remaining.
There was enough agony for both teams as the Panthers broke away for numerous fast breaks but could not get the ball through the net and the league’s top scorer, Mariah Davis of the Bearcats, was softened by three early fouls.
Saturday’s game will begin at noon. CAPS television will begin setup at 10:30am and will utilize trained camera people from the Wildcats. Replays of the game will be scheduled on CAPS and DVDs will be available in about two weeks.
Pre-game activities include games for Wildcat players. Put together your own 3-on-3 teams or just enter some of the other shooting events. Awards will be given to winners.
Free throws: 5/7
Free throws: 1/5
Free throws: 0/8
Free throws: 2/4