Re: Congrats to 16U Cal Swish!

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Posted by EYBL on April 23, 2018 at 10:49:42:

In Reply to: Re: Congrats to 16U Cal Swish! posted by Fan on April 23, 2018 at 10:05:49:

: : : : Girls EYBL Cal Swish 16U win Silver Championship of Boo Williams Tournament in Hampton Virginia today!

: : : Congrats to them! And with a young 17u year could be very promising for them.

: : Yes that would be for 17th place, lost to North Tartan Platinum Bracket Champion by 27 (Swish was 1-2 in their bracket) - lets be real Southern California basketball is in very bad standings nationally. How could that possibly be promising for them?

: : We sent two teams each from Storm, Swish, Sparks and WCP (8 teams) the only EYBL winner was a Silver U16, how is this considered good?

: Yea, I was wondering how long before the hate started flyin'...
: It's good because this was the first time these girls had played competitively together. Future is Bright...
: It's good because if you look at all the results Cal Swish was placed in the "Pool of Death" with North Tartan a total powerhouse which won the entire tourney, Kentucky Premier which finished 2nd in the Gold Bracket, and All Ohio which lost by a single free throw to the Bronze Champ (Team Takeover).
: It's good because there is a bright spot in an otherwise dismal showing by SoCal teams... Cal Swish 16U and that's who deserves our Congratulations.
: OBTW, have a nice day!

For what it's worth, I think WCP won the Bronze in 17U, but I agree, a disappointing weekend overall.

I'm not familiar enough with the other teams to know which wins/losses are good/bad.

Overall, while on the surface it was a disappointing showing by all the California teams, it is really hard to judge without context.

And while not an excuse, Calfiornia State playoffs are so late, many of these kids are playing together for the first or second time. That should be eliminated next year.

Traditionally, our teams do better in July.

Would be interested in an honest, un-biased opinion from someone who went. And if you did, please let us know what team your daughter played on so we have an idea of where you are coming from.

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