Summer Games: June 6, 2012
194 photos of today’s games have been uploaded in the Photo Gallery
|Rank||Team||Wins||Losses||WL%||PF ave||PA ave||Sponsor|
|1||Jaguars||2||0||100%||25||20||Bob Davis Team|
|4||Bearcats||0||1||0%||…….||…….||The Jaffe Team|
|5||Pumas||0||2||0%||…….||…….||Williams Physical Therapy|
Top 15 Scorers
Defense holds Bearcats scoreless final 18 minutes . . .
Jaguars come back to win in overtime
Mya Huber and Allyson Liu combined to score the final seven points of the game to bring the Bob Davis Team Jaguars back from an eight point deficit and send the game into overtime in a 23-20 win over The Jaffe Team Bearcats in a rematch of last year’s championship teams.
Huber connected on a free throw to tie the game at the end of regulation, then hit for another in overtime to seal the Jaguar victory and first place in the Wildcat Summer League. In between Liu gave the Jaguars their first lead – after 40 minutes of basketball – when she scored from the left short-corner 10 seconds into overtime..
Tbe Jaguars were strong in the beginning and strong in the end. It was those annoying middle minutes they had to put up with. While they never led a single second of regulation, they did tie the score at the end of one quarter with a Huber put-back of a missed shot.
But, Claire Hansen doesn’t let a little scoreboard issue bother her. Instead, she sets her GPS on its one and only destination: The key. And, that’s where she headed as the shifty forward powered her way to several full-court breaks and scored four points in 22 seconds, all from the same spot, and with the League’s leading scorer Michelle Yutuc controlling both sides of the backcourt, the Bearcats had some momentum going into the halftime break.
with eight points and Michelle Yutuc with 10.
The ‘Cats were hotter than a tin roof at the start of the second half scoring 12 points in only four minutes and with a score from Dezy Guerrero, the champions of 2011 were up 20-12. Yutuc and Guerrero were a dynamic combination as Yutuc scored, then tossed an assist pass to Guerrero for another basket which was followed by Guerrero returning an assist to Yutuc for two more and then, just because things were coming so easily, each of them scored on their own.
It wasn’t that the Jaguars weren’t trying. Jaguar point guard Lupita Rocha had two-thirds of the Jaguars points through three quarters while guard Alexis Brady was coming up with the ball with her impressive boxout rebounding and quick-handed steals.
For a good part of the second half, the Jaguars settled into a match-up defense that pressured the point, denied the wings, and kept the Bearcat offense off-balance and scoreless for the final 18 minutes of the game.
Rocha led the Jaguars with eight points while Huber had seven.
Yutuc scored 10 for the Bearcats.
|1st qtr||2nd qtr||3rd qtr||4th qtr||ot||FINAL|
Jamroz connects for 10 . . .
Leopards cruise, 30-13
With 10 points from Rachel Jamroz and six more from dead-eye fifth grader Addison Norton, the Ventura Trophy Leopards led all the way in a 30-13 win over the Williams Physical Therapy Inc. Pumas. The win pushed the Leopards into third place in the current standings and landed Jamroz in the top 10 Wildcat League scorers.
For the Leopards, it was astute and overplaying defense that led to their initial outburst and produced a 10-2 lead in less than 14 minutes. And the master of astute overplay was Kayla Togneri who repeatedly edged from her baseline zone to the elbow to tap away passes and sprint with the ball to layups and assist passes to teammates. The rangy Togneri was everywhere with first-step quickness that had much to do with the Pumas getting just two scores in the first 19 minutes.
Just as the Leopards ruled the first 14 minutes, the Pumas won the last 14 as sixth grade forward Nicole Andell scored from the right wing, Genna Williams from just off the elbow following an assist pass from Natalie Lansberg, Andell again from 10 feet and a free throw by Lansberg. Put that together with holding the mighty Leopards scoreless in the fourth quarter and it amounts to a nice finish for the Pumas.
Nicole Andell led the Pumas in scoring with Genna Williams
Already up by a dozen at halftime, the Leopards unleashed Jamroz to start the second half and the swift and powerful guard needed less than five minutes to ring up eight points and four steals.
Norton was deadly in the first quarter as she opened her scoring going 2-for-2 and one miss later, dropped in another score, this time just inches from the three-point line..
Jamroz and Norton led all scorers while the Pumas were led in scoring by Andell and Williams