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2013 MC Tourney Report by Alan Brake
December 9, 2013Montgomery County High School
WILDCATS WIN 1ST MC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP SINCE 1989
JACOB DAVIS IS TOURNEY MVP – CAMERON PARRISH ON ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
The Montgomery County R-2 Wildcats Basketball team won the Montgomery County R-2 Invitational Tournament Championship by defeating Mexico 81-69 on Saturday, December 7. This was a mild upset, as the Wildcats were seeded #2 for the tournament and Mexico, which had won the tourney championship 2 years in a row, was seeded #1. Also, this is the 8th tournament championship by a Wildcats team, which is the most of all of the teams that have played in the 43 years of the tournament.
TOURNAMENT MVP & ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
For the first time in several years an “All-Tournament Team” was selected by a vote of the tournament coaches. Also, for the first time ever a “Most Valuable Player” (MVP) for the tournament was selected by a vote of the coaches. The coaches elected Montgomery County R-2 Wildcat Jacob Davis as the first ever Boys’ Tournament MVP.
In addition to Jacob’s honor, fellow Wildcat Cameron Parrish was elected to the All-Tournament Team. The other players elected to the All-Tournament Team were as follows (listed alphabetically): Ricky Dawson (Fulton); Jack Hicks (Clopton); Cole Jaramillo (Mexico); Kyle Ruediger (New Haven). Congratulations to all of these young men for earning this honor.
The following is a brief recap of the results of all of the boys’ games in the tournament. A more detailed report of each of the Wildcats’ games in the tournament is in another section of this Standard.
TROPHY GAMES ON SATURDAY
In addition to the Championship Game there were three other games on Saturday. Fulton (#3 seed) won the Third Place trophy by defeating Bowling Green (#4 seed) 66-63. New Haven (#5 seed) won the Fifth Place trophy by defeating Clopton (#6 seed) 45-35. In the first game of the afternoon/evening Wellsville-Middletown (#8 seed) defeated Silex (#7 seed) 45-42.
BOYS’ GAMES ON TUESDAY & THURSDAY
The boys’ teams also played games on Tuesday and Thursday, which set up the match-ups for Saturday’s games. There were no upsets in either of the first 2 rounds of games.
In the First Round games on Tuesday, as Montgomery County defeated Silex 63-38, Mexico defeated Wellsville-Middletown 68-35, Bowling Green defeated New Haven 48-41, and Fulton defeated Clopton 61-55.
In the Championship Semifinal games on Thursday, Montgomery County defeated Fulton 77-63, and Mexico defeated Bowling Green defeated 41-39. In the Consolation Semifinal games Clopton defeated Silex 54-52 in a double overtime game, and New Haven defeated Wellsville-Middletown 56-39.
Congratulations to the Wildcats for winning the tournament championship. Also, a great big “THANK YOU” to everyone who helped make this another successful tournament.
HERMANN GIRLS WIN 3RD CONSECUTIVE
R-2 INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP
The Herman Lady Bearcats won their third consecutive Montgomery County R-2 Invitational Tournament Championship, by defeating Fulton 62-47 on Friday, December 6. Fulton had already pulled off two upsets in the tournament and was hoping to pull of a third, but it was not to be. In addition, this is the seventh time a Lady Bearcats’ team has won the R-2 Invitational tournament title.
TOURNAMENT MVP & ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
For the first time in several years an “All-Tournament Team” was selected by a vote of the tournament coaches. Also, for the first time ever a “Most Valuable Player” (MVP) for the tournament was selected by a vote of the coaches. The coaches elected Karinne Lane (from Hermann) as the first ever Girls’ Tournament MVP.
The All-Tournament team included the following players (listed alphabetically): NaShayla Brandt (Fulton); Shelby Dunn (Clopton); Jamie Gleeson (Hermann); Rachel Steinhoff (New Haven); and Sloan Totta (Fulton). Congratulations to all of these young ladies for earning this honor.
The following is a brief recap of the results of all of the girls’ games in the tournament. A more detailed report of each of the Lady Wildcats’ games in the tournament is in another section of this Standard.
TROPHY GAMES ON FRIDAY
In addition to the Championship Game, there were three other girls’ games played on Friday. Bowling Green (#2 seed) won the Third Place trophy by defeating Mexico (#5 seed) 41-39. New Haven (#3 seed) won the Fifth Place trophy by defeating Clopton (#4 seed) 47-35. In the first game of the evening the Montgomery County R-2 Lady Wildcats (#7 seed) defeated Wellsville-Middletown (#8 seed) 49-36.
GAMES ON MONDAY & WEDNESDAY
The girls’ teams also played games on Monday and Wednesday to set up the match-ups for the games on Friday. There were two upsets in the First Round games on Monday, as Fulton defeated New Haven 40-36 and Mexico defeated Clopton 48-38. In the other two games Bowling Green defeated Montgomery County 56-12, and Hermann defeated Wellsville-Middletown 65-19.
In the Championship Semifinal games on Wednesday Fulton pulled off its second upset of the tournament, as the Lady Hornets defeated Bowling Green 36-29. In the other Championship Semifinal game Hermann defeated Mexico 54-24. In the Consolation Semifinal games New Haven defeated Montgomery County 60-25 and Clopton defeated Wellsville-Middletown 68-28.
Congratulations to the Hermann Lady Bearcats on winning your third consecutive tournament title. Also, “Thanks” to all of the fans who supported their teams in both the Girls’ and Boys’ tournaments. It was a great week!