Canyon Crest sweeps Triton Fall (UC San Diego, 29 October 2017)
By posted October 28th, 2017
Canyon Crest A defeated Westview A in the finals, 520 – 125, to win Triton Fall. Full stats available here.
|1||Canyon Crest A||11 – 0||25.81|
|2||Westview A||9 – 2||21.96|
|3||North Hollywood A||6 – 4||21.36|
|4||Canyon Crest B||6 – 4||21.28|
|2||Jeffrey Q.||Canyon Crest A||86.82|
|3||Kevin Y.||Westview A||83.18|
|4||Klaus N.||San Dieguito||79.50|
- Canyon Crest A dwarfs the field in PPG, PPB, powers, and negs. Led by SoCal’s best music player in Jeffrey Q. (12), they seem to be the team-to-beat. Notably, their PPB exceeded that of TJ A’s 25.68, so hopefully Mr. Morlan bumps them up a spot or two.
- Despite graduating 75% of their 2016 – 2017 roster, Westview A makes a very strong showing, dropping games only to Canyon Crest A. SoCal’s top science player Kevin Y. (12) has evidently expanded his knowledge base, and their scoring distribution is starting to resemble that of last year’s Westview. If his teammates study hard, they are sure to challenge Canyon Crest, and will almost certainly be a strong team in years to come.
- North Hollywood A returns a remarkably balanced team, led by music and science player Hansub K. (12). They definitely need to cut down on their negs (in which they are also pretty balanced), but I do think the fact that they are the only team other than Canyon Crest A in which every member powered at least 10 tossups will spell good things, as well-balanced teams are generally more consistently good.
- Canyon Crest B makes its case for best B team in SoCal, led by Raymond S. (10) and Wesley Z. (10). They can certainly hold their own against other top teams, losing only one game by over 100 points, and if they study hard they’ll be a regional contender.
- Arcadia and Irvine were unable to field full rosters, so their performances were understandably weaker than usual. Arcadia’s Andrew H. (11) still put up a ridiculous scoreline, so I’m sure they’ll be fine in future tournaments. Irvine’s science player Andy H. (12) also scored quite well, so Shripad’s return could result in quite the scary team.
- Klaus N. (12) of San Dieguito and Sam K. (11) of La Jolla both have strong individual showings. If their respective teammates build around their knowledge gaps, both teams will be playoff contenders in future tournaments.
- Victor W. (11) of Rancho Bernardo emerges as their top scorer, and if he really does intend to become Kion You, he’ll be a force to be reckoned with.
- Sukruth K. (12) and Kyle K. (10) from Del Norte A combine for over 90 PPG; if they focus on improving they’re sure to make the playoff bracket in upcoming tournaments.