Savio Quiz Bowl Team Competes in Alamo City Tournament
On Saturday, October 17th, Savio sent two teams to Trinity University for the fifth annual Alamo City Quiz Bowl tournament. Senior Patrick Lahey and juniors Eleazar Camez, Nick Isakson, and Daniel Jilek made up the Savio Blue team. Junior Jack Frey and freshmen Nicholas Huth, Matthew Meskill, and Jonathan Shoemaker filled the roster for Savio Gold. A total of 28 teams competed in the event.
The Gold team got a very unlucky preliminary round draw. They faced LASA B (who finished first in the tournament), Reagan Black (3rd place), Clark White (5th place) and Keystone A (6th place). The Gold team lost each of these matches, as well as one to the St. Stephen's B team. But they did manage to notch a victory over Gregory-Portland. With a 1-5 record, the Gold was seeded #22 for the playoff round.
In the first playoff match they handily defeated the #23 seed from Juan Diego Academy by a score of 180-75. In the second playoff match they stunned the #7 seed St. Stephen's B. They avenged the preliminary round loss by a score of 275-105. The Eagle Gold had the lead shortly before the midway point of their next match, but in the second half the #10 seed from Brandeis High School pulled away to end the Eagles' day. The Eagle Gold finished in 14th place overall. The leading scorer was Matthew Meskill with 33.3 points per game (5 powers and 5 NEG5's).
The Savio Blue team completed the preliminary round with a 4-2 record. They gave the eventual tournament champion LASA B team a run for their money. The score was tied at toss-up #17, before LASA B pulled away in the final four rounds of the match to win by a score of 315-250. The other loss was a heart-breaker to Keystone A. The Eagles held a big lead early, but Keystone fought back to take the lead late. The Eagles could have won on the final tossup, but they negged the Keystone team prevailed 265-220.
The 4-2 record gave the Blue the #12 seed for the playoff. In their first match they easily defated the Reagan White team 450-75. But against the #5 seed St Stephen's A the Eagles could not get any momentum and fell by the score of 290-215. The St. Stephen's team went on to finish in 3rd place, while the Savio Blue finished in 10th place. Despite the somewhat disappointing finish the Savio Blue team set a new school record with a 17.8 bonus conversion average. Daniel Jilek led the scoring for the Blue
team with 60 points per game (22 powers and 8 NEG5's) and was the #6 overall scorer in the tournament.
Savio Quiz Bowl will next compete in the Bronco Bowl at Brandeis High School in San Antonio on November 14th. New players are always welcome on the team. E-mail Coach John Isakson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining.