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2003-2004 Wilson Wildcats Boys Basketball

Previous Game Summaries

BALSZ DISTRICT THANKSGIVING INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

GAME #1 WILSON 29 MADISON PARK 28 11/21/02
The Wildcats opened the 2002-03 season with two nail biting wins in the opening round of the Balsz Thanksgiving Tournament. In the first game the Cats traded baskets all night with Madison Park, before prevailing, 29 to 28. Jeremy Chatman led the Cats with 13 points.

SCORING;
Devin Cain 5
Javier Retiz 9
Saul Medin 2
Jeremy Chatman 13


GAME #2 WILSON 45 CROCKETT 43 11/21/02
In the night cap, Wilson squandered and early first quarter lead, but held on to defeat Crockett, 45 to 43, with last second heroics going to Jeremy Chatman who nailed the winning basket with 3 seconds remaining. Jeremy again led all scorers with 16 points.
Wilson continues in the tournament against Balsz School, tonight at 4:45 PM.

SCORING:
Devin Cain 10
Javier Retiiz 5
Miguel Saldana 6
Ramon Munoz 1
Sebastian Villalobos 3
Saul Medina 4
Jeremy Chatman 16

GAME #3 WILSON 38 BALSZ 31 11/22/02
The Wildcats turned in a solid performance on both ends of the court this evening and defeated a very athletic team from Balsz, 38 to 31. Devin Cain led the scoring with 11 points, followed by Javier Retiz, who added 9. An impressive effort , off the bench, by James Bryant helped Wilson match up against the big boys from Balsz. Good job by all. Wilson finishes undefeated in their pool and will be seated first in the elimination bracket, on Saturday.

SCORING:
James Bryant 4
Devin Cain 11
Javier Retiz 9
Saul Medina 6
Jeremy Chatman 8

GAME #4 WILSON 39 GRIFFITH 28 11/23/02
Wilson advanced to the Semi-final round of the Balsz Thanksgiving Tournament with a convincing victory over the Giants from Griffith. Javier Retiz and Jeremy Chatman shared high score honors collecting 13 points each. The Wildcats will square off against Balsz in the semi-final.

SCORING
Devin Cain 7
Javier Retiz 13
Ramon Munoz 2
Sebastian Villalobos 4
Jeremy Chatman 13


GAME #5 WILSON 42 BALSZ 39 11/23/02
The Wildcats once again tipped off against the Tigers from Balsz and it was a cat fight the entire game (and we have the scratches to prove it). Solid defense, out of the box & 1 set, by Saul Medina, kept their big scoring threat in check and good offensive execution in the late minutes helped get the Cats into the championship game. Javier Retiz led the scorers for Wilson with 15 points, followed by Devin Cain with 10. Wilson will have a rematch with the Lions from Madison Park for the championship.

SCORING:
Devin Cain 10
Javier Retiz 15
Miguel Saldana 2
Saul Medina 6
Jeremy Chatman 9


GAME #6 WILSON 38 MADISON PARK 29 11/23/02
The Wildcats played like a team on a mission against Madison Park, slaying the Lions 38 to 29, to take home the Balsz Thanksgiving Invitational Championship trophy. Great aggressive play by all who saw time, wore down the Parkers and allowed Wilson to pull away in the third quarter. Jeremy Chatman led the Wildcats charges with 15 points and Javier Retiz followed with 13. Both Chatman and Retiz were selected to the all tournament team. Congratulations gentlemen!
*Our next game will be Monday, Nov. 25 vs. Heritage, Home, at 4:30.

SCORING:
James Bryant 2
Devin Cain 5
Javier Retiz 13
Jeremy Chatman 15
Saul Medina 3
 
GAME 7     WHITE 40  RED 38        11/25/02
Because of a scheduling error, the Cats game against Heritage was canceled. In stead, we played a split squad game, with the white team defeating the red team, 40 to 38.  Devin Cain took high scoring honors for the victors, scoring 18 points.  Javier Retiz matched Cain's output, also scoring 18 points to lead the red team.  Our next game is Tuedsay @ Madison Park, 4:30 PM.

SCORING:

RED;
Javier Retiz              18
Miguel Saldana          7
Ramon Munoz           7
Angel Rodriguez        4
Anthony Luna            2

WHITE;
Devin Cain                18
Jeremy Chatman         7
James Bryant              2
Sebastian Villalobos    4
Federico Arranda        6
Marco Vasquez          3
 
GAME #8  WILSON  36 MADISON PARK  42 11/26/02
It's hard to beat anyone three times in a row.  Unfortunately, the Wildcats
found that out today.  After scrapping with the Lions through 3 tough
quarters, the Cats shooting went cold  in the final quarter and  lost their
first game of the season, 42 36.  We couldn't hit the open shot and couldn't
convert at the line, missing 7 foul shots in the second half. Jeremy Chatman
scored 18 points in a losing effort to pace the Wildcats.   Our next game is
Wednesday, Dec. 4, at home against St. Francis.  Tip off time is 4:30.

SCORING:
Devin Cain 8
Javier Retiz 6
Miguel Saldana 2
Saul Medina 2
Jeremy Chatman 18
 
GAME #9
WILSON 39      ST. FRANCIS 22  12/04/02
 
The Wildcats dominated early at both ends of the court, defeating the Lions 29 to 22, to take their home opener. Wilson opened up a 19 to 2 first quarter lead and had solid play from everyone throughout. Seven players broke into the scoring column and everyone put in some quality minutes.  Devin Cain took scoring honors with 14 points. 
SCORING:
Devin Cain            14
Javier Retiz             8
Miguel Saldana       2
Ramon Munoz        4
Saul Medina           2
Jeremy Chatman    5
Anthony Luna         4
 
 

GAME #10   WILSON 47                GRIFFITH 18             12/05/02

Nothings better to watch than great defense!  The Cats took their defensive game to a whole new level tonight, totally shutting down the Giants, en-route to another impressive victory over Griffith 47 to 18.  Wilsons pressure created turnovers and forced bad shots every time the Giants got the ball over the mid-court stripe. The offense showed their depth and ability to adjust to Griffiths attempt to take our 3-point  scoring threat away. The Giants used a box-and-one defensive set, playing Jeremy Chatman man to man, to try and keep him from putting up big numbers, which he did against them in our first meeting.  However, the Cats took advantage of the hole it created in their defense and had our usual defensive specialist, Saul Medina, pick up the slack, which he did, scoring 12 points.  Devin Cain scored 14 to pace the cats.   Special thanks to Ms. Castellano for handling security duties.

 

Record: 8 wins              1 loss

 

SCORING;

Devin Cain                   14

Miguel Saldana              4

Pedro Cruz                     2

Marco Vasquez             2

Sebastian Villalobos       6

Saul Medina                 12

Jeremy Chatman             7

 

GAME #11  WILSON 35  CROCKETT  22      12/11/02

The Wildcats opened up the Jerry Stitler Invitational, defensing their way to a 35 to 22 win over Crockett.  The lid was on the basket most of the night, as the Cats missed shot after shot.  Luckily, we created so many opportunities with solid defense and impressive rebounding, that we were able to still put up some points. The Cats put on an impressive fourth quarter show at both ends of the court to seal the victory.  Saul Medina led the scoring for Wilson with 10 points.

 

SCORING:

James Bryant             4

Devin Cain                  6

Javier Retiz                 8

Ramon Munoz            3

Saul Medina              10

Jeremy Chatman         4

 

GAME #12   Wilson  44          Orangedale  39       12/11/02

In game two, The Cats had a fifteen minute recovery, and then had to square off against a very good shooting and well rested team from Orangedale. Because of a no show, Orangedale got a first round bye, and were out to wear down the troops from Wilson. In what turned into being a shooting match, The Wildcat's inside game outscored their outside game, enabling the Wildcats to move on to the semi-finals on Friday. Solid defense and a great job battling the boards, once again gave the Cats the upper hand in the final quarter

Wilson will play in the semi-final round, Friday, 4:45, at Griffith School. Opponent, to be announced.

 

SCORING:

James Bryant          2

Devin Cain             12

Javier Retiz            14

Miguel Saldana        2

Saul Medina            4

Jeremy Chatman     10

 

GAME #13            WILSON 46             MADISON PARK  41            12/13/02

 

The Wildcats squared off against their cross town rivals, Madison Park, once again, in the semi-finals of the Jerry Stitler Invitational Tournament.  And as, expected, it turned out to be another cat fight.  Wilson, still stinging from their lone defeat by the Lions, poured it on early, out scoring Park 13 to 4 in the first quarter, then survived a late surge by the Lions to advance to the Finals.  Solid defense and balance scoring proved to be the key.

 

Scoring: 

Devin Cain                   18

Javier Retiz                   10

Miguel Saldana   2

Saul Medina                   7

Jeremy Chatman             9

 

 

GAME #14            WILSON 48             BALSZ  41                    12/13/02

 

In what may appear to have been a shootout, Wilson  pitched a defensive gem, defeating a hot shooting team from Balsz, 48 to  41.  Jeremy Chatman and Saul Medina worked the man to man, while everyone else was in a triangle zone, forcing Balsz to rely on others than their 2 big guns to beat us. While, the strategy didnt work totally to perfection, the Cats did a good enough job to stay close and then grab the lead with a huge offensive explosion in the final quarter, earning their second championship of the season.  Devin Cain and Javier Retiz were both named to the all-tournament team. CONGRATULATIONS!

 

Scoring:

Devin Cain                   14

Javier Retiz                   23

Saul Medina                   3

Jeremy Chatman             8

 

GAME #15  WILSON 43        MADISON PARK  38     01/10/03
 
Wilson came out strong, survived a mid-game let down and finally played toe to toe in the final quarter to take a 43 to 38 win over a very familier apponent, Madison Park.  Devin Cain paced the Cats with 21 points and Javier Retiz followed with 10.  Excellent defensive plays by the front court  trio of Jeremy Chatman, Devin Cain and Saul Medina, and critical board work underneath by Javier Retiz helped  Wilson seal the victory.  Miguel Saldana also nailed two key baskets in the final minutes to keep the Wildcats in the lead.  The Wildcats next opponent will be Crockett, in the opening round of the Arizona Junior High Invitational Tournament. 
 
Scoring:
 
D. Cain            21
J. Retiz            10
M. Saldana        5
J. Chatman        7
 
A SPECIAL WILDCAT  THANKS GOES OUT TO MR. JACK RIGGS FOR NOT ONLY BEING A GREAT STUDENT MENTOR, BUT FOR DOING AN OUTSTANDING JOB AS REFEREE. 
 

ARIZONA JR. HI. INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

GAME # 16 WILSON 42 CROCKETT 28 1/16/03

The Wildcats opened up the AZ Jr. Hi. Invitational Tournament with an impressive win against the Bears, 42 to 28. We outscored Crockett every quarter, and except for a slight let down in the second period was consistent throughout. Javier Retiz paced Wilson with 14 points, followed by Jeremy Chatman with 9.

Scoring:

J. Bryant 2

D. Cain 8

J. Retiz 14

M. Saldana 2

M. Vasquez 2

S. Medina 5

J. Chatman 9

GAME #17 WILSON 49 SONORAN TRAILS 37 1/18/03

Wilson continued to turn defense into victory with another solid performance against the Scorpions, winning 49 to 37. The Cats started out cold, after having to start the game without a warm-up (because someone got lost), but roared back from a 7-0 deficit, Wilson reeled of 31 unanswered points before Trails hit a foul shot for their only point of the second quarter, just before half time. The reserves finished out most of the 3rd and all of the 4th quarters, giving the first team some needed rest. Everyone on the team got some quality minutes.

Scoring:

J. Bryant 3

D. Cain 8

J. Retiz 16

S. Villalobos 4

S. Medina 4

J. Chatman 12

A. Luna 2

GAME#18 WILSON 40 HIGLAND LAKES 19 1/18/03

The Cats made it 3 in a row, defeating the Bears 40 to 19. Wilson played most of the game without Javier Retiz, who picked up 3 quick fouls in the early minutes of the opening stanza and had to be a spectator for most the game. However, the Wildcats' defense clawed the ball away from Highland at every opportunity, creating turnovers and converting on multiple fastbreak baskets. Saul Medina led the defensive onslaught with double digit steals. Everyone again got some quality minutes. Devin Cain led the Cats with 15 points.

Scoring:

J. Bryant 2

D. Cain 15

J. Retiz 4

M. Saldana 4

R. Munoz 2

S. Villalobos 4

S. Medina 2

J. Chatman 5

A. Rodriguez 2

*Because all teams in our pool went undefeated, the director had to determine bracket seeding by point differential. Unfortunately, that put us 2nd. in our pool, forcing the Wildcats to play the early morning game against Griffith, Monday Morning.

GAME #19 WILSON 52 GRIFFITH 16 1/20/03

Wilson cruised into the quarter-final round, defeating Griffith, 52 to 16. The boys were in high gear the entire game and was hard to slow down the pace, even with the reserves on the floor. Devin Cain led all scorers with 16 points. Sebastian Villalobos followed with a season high, 10 points.

Scoring:

J. Bryant 3

D. Cain 16

J. Retiz 2

M. Saldana 2

M. Vasquez 4

S. Villalobos 10

S. Medina 5

J. Chapman 5

C. Hernandez 5

GAME #20 WILSON 39 DEER VALLEY 26 1/20/03

The Wildcats faced a tough Deer Valley team in the quarter finals, and after a slow start offensively, fought back for a 39 to 26 victory. Pressure defense got the Cats moving, converting on several fast break lay-ups, off the steal. Devin Cain again led the scoring with 12 points, followed by Jeremy Chatman with 11.

Scoring:

D. Cain 12

J. Retiz 7

M. Saldana 4

S. Medina 5

J. Chatman 11

GAME #21 WILSON 41 MADISON PARK 38 1/20/03

A bad break for the Lions, worked to the Wildcats advantage, as Parks big man suffered a sprained ankle in the opening minutes, helping a tired Wilson team claw there way past their all too familiar foe and on to the finals. Madison Park came out fast and furious in the early minutes, taking a 10 to 0 lead before the Wildcats got their second wind and started defensing themselves back into the game. Clutch foul shooting by Saul Medina, Devin Cain and Javier Retiz, in the final minutes, sealed the victory for Wilson. Devin Cain and Javier Retiz each scored 12 points to pace the Cats, followed by Jeremy Chatman with 10.

Scoring:

D. Cain 12

J. Retiz 12

M. Saldana 2

S. Medina 5

J. Chatman 10

GAME #22  WILSON 55   WILLIS 61      1/20/03

The Wildcats fall just short of the prize, loosing a heartbreaker to Willis, 61 to 55, to finish second in the AZ Jr. Hi. Invitational.  Wilson played toe to toe with Willis in the first quarter, but had a let down in the second and trailed by 10 at the half. Realizing that the Cats were outsized down low, Wilson adjusted their offense to run and gun and it almost worked to perfection. The Wildcats nailed 8 three pointers in the second half, tying the game at several occasions in the 4th. Quarter and played remarkable defense against an extremely talented team and just misfired on a couple of shots in the final minute, allowing Willis to escape with the crown. Devin Cain paced the Cats with 20 points. Javier Retiz poured in 12, and Jeremy added 11.

My hats off to every one of our players. They played with compassion and intelligence, impressing all who saw them play. The tournament director, when giving out awards announced that "If she could, shed give tournament most valuable player trophies to every member of our team!"(that was the ONLY such complement made about an ENTIRE TEAM) But, since she could only award one, Saul Medina was selected for his outstanding defensive efforts through the tournament. Its hard to finish second when first is just within your grasp, but both teams played championship ball, Willis just happened to score a few more points.

Scoring:

D. Cain 20

J. Retiz 12

M. Saldana 2

S. Villalobos 4

S. Medina 6

J. Chapman 11

RECORD: 19 WINS 2 LOSSES

GAME #23    WILSON 42    GRIFFITH  41  (OT)          1/23/03

The Wildcats left this game up to the blue collar reserves and they came through in a thrilling overtime win over the Giants, 42 to 41.  The fourth quarter and over time turned into the Marco Vasquez show as he poured in 15 of his game and career high 20 points at during the closing minutes to save the game for the Cats. Sebastian Villalobos played the entire game with total wreckless abandon and followed with 10.  Good ball movement buy the Wildcats provided Vasquez the oppenings and he nailed them. Great job.

Scoring:

J. Bryant                    5

M. Vasquez            20

R. Munoz                   2

S. Villalobos           10

C. Hernandez           3

A. Luna                       2

GAME #24  WILSON 40 HORIZON 16 02/03/02

What started out as a close low scoring game in the first half, ended up as a runaway victory over horizon, 40 to 16. After leading by only 4 at the intermission, the Cats came out clawing, smothering the Eagles with pressure defense and moving the ball on offense, creating good open shot opportunities. The combination proved to be too much for Horizon as Wilson outscored their opponent, 27 to 7 in the second half. Devin Cain led the cats in the scoring column with 13 points, followed by Jeremy Chatman with 10.

Scoring:

D. Cain 13

J. Retiz 4

M. Saldana 2

R. Munoz 3

S. Medina 6

J. Chatman 10

C. Hernandez 2

GAME #25 WILSON 52 DOBSON 33 02/11/03

 

The Wildcats tied the school record for most victories in a season with a convincing 52 to 33 victory over Dobson, in the opening round of the Wilson Invitational Tournament. Wilson took a few minutes to get their game going, only leading by 1 half way through the first quarter. But, the Cats showed their claws on defense and pulled away, leading by 22 at the half. Everyone put some quality time in the remaining periods and look ready for the Championship against (who else) Madison Park on Thursday. Devin Cain led all scorers with 15 points, followed by Javier Retiz who added 10.

Scoring:

D. Cain 15

J. Retiz 10

M. Saldana 4

M. Vasquez 2

R. Munoz 2

S. Villalobos 4

S. Medina 4

J. Chatman 7

A. Rodriguez 2

A. Luna 2

 

GAME #26 WILSON 32 MADISON PARK 34 (OT) 2/13/03

 

In one of the most intense games of recent memory, the Wildcats and Lions clawed away at each other through 4 quarters of the Wilson Invitational Championship game, dead even before Madison Park captured the championship with a 34 to 32 win in overtime. The game was a reflection of every game these two teams have played this season, having met seven times, with five being in tournament situations. With both teams having trouble getting their shots to drop, it was left up to the defense to create points. In the over time Park scored first off a put back by Miguel Johnson. The Cats responded with a nice jumper by Saul Medina off a great kick back pass from Miguel Saldana. With 15 seconds left, Park took the lead again when MVP Albert Roncal connected on a 15 footer. Wilson had the ball across the court and called time out with 11 seconds. The Cats set up for the outside shot and after almost loosing the ball, Jeremy Chatman recovered and got the ball to the corner where Devin Cain was set up for the shot behind a nice screen by Javier Retiz. Unfortunately, as had been the case for most of the night, the shot just didn't want to fall and the Lions survived the OT and claimed first place.

All tournament selections were:

 

Saul Medina - Wilson

Eric Ontiveros - Madison Park

Aaron Kiwis - Dobson

Ronnie Martinez - Herrera

Tournament MVP:

 

Albert Roncal - Madison Park

Game Ball Award:

 

Miguel Saldana - Wilson

Scoring:

D. Cain 11

J. Retiz 5

M. Saldana 2

S. Medina 7

J. Chatman 7

 

 

 

 










 

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