Westview sweeps CaVIAR II @ Canyon Crest Academy (3/4/17)
By posted March 4th, 2017
In the Varsity division, Westview A went undefeated. In the Junior Varsity division, Westview B defeated Canyon Crest, 365 – 210. Full stats available here.
|1||Westview A||12 – 0||24.01||1||Westview B||10 – 1||18.62|
|2||La Jolla A||8 – 4||20.21||2||Canyon Crest||9 – 2||16.47|
|3||Rancho Bernardo A||8 – 4||19.84||3||Del Norte B||8 – 2||18.52|
|4||Torrey Pines A||5 – 7||19.21||4||San Dieguito||7 – 3||18.42|
|1||James M.||La Jolla A||137.78||1||Klaus N.||San Dieguito||109.50|
|2||Rahul K.||Westview A||105.00||2||Jacob Z.||Carlsbad||67.06|
|3||Arianne C.||Los Alamitos||87.22||3||Shahar S.||Westview B||62.50|
|4||Keoni R.||Cathedral||83.33||4||Kyle K.||Del Norte B||61.50|
Various thoughts about the tournament:
- CaVIAR had near-flawless logistics, made possible by months of preparation in advance and a number of contingency schedules in case events did not go according to plan (and in fact, there was a last-minute schedule change in the JV division). Moderators were competently trained and constantly communicating with the tournament director about room and team assignments. Future hosts should look to CaVIAR as a model for hosting a timely tournament with multiple divisions.
- Who will rise to unseat Westview from their throne? Westview A and Westview B smashed the competition in both divisions: Westview A put up 3.80 points-per-bonus (PPB) more than their next-closest competitor, while Westview B‘s squad of freshpeople dropped but a single game on their way to a clean victory over Canyon Crest.
- Competition is tough in the top division. The Harvard Fall Tournament is nearly 2 adjusted points-per-bonus (aPPB) harder than a “regular difficulty” NAQT set, and yet six teams from five schools managed to hit close to 20 PPB, most impressive of all being La Jolla A‘s solo run into second place.
- It doesn’t get any easier in the JV division. Carlsbad may need to rebuild its squad of graduating seniors after this year, but Northwood, University City, and San Dieguito are coming to more and more tournaments and steadily improving each time. The top three JV teams – Canyon Crest and Del Norte B, plus the aforementioned Westview B – are comprised entirely of freshpeople: in two or three years, these schools are going to be the top dogs of Southern California.
- It’s time to start finalising rosters. Nationals season is fast approaching and the NAQT state championship – what may be a last-chance opportunity to qualify for the High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) – is in less than a month. The National Scholastic Championship (NSC) may be more lenient on qualification, but this is the time for teams to take a moment to put their best four players onto a single squad.