CHRISTOPHER HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL
2012-2013 Varsity Team Quote
"Together We Stand in Pursuit of a Common Goal"
Cougars Receive 3 All MBL League Selections
ROCHELEAU, FOSTER, AND SUTTLES RECEIVE ALL MBL HONORS
Gilroy, CA - The Monterey Bay League Gabilan Division announced it's All Monterey Bay League team on Monday and the Cougars were well represented. Senior Guard Wyatt Rocheleau was voted to the All MBL Gabilan First Team, Senior Guard Andrew Foster was voted to the All MBL Gabilan Second Team, and Junior Center Shane Suttles was voted to the All MBL Gabilan Second Team. Foster was also one of only five MBL Gabilan Division players voted to the All MBL Gabilan Defensive Team. Sophomore Forward Dillon Day also received the MBL Gabilan Division Sportsmanship Award for the Cougars. The Cougars who finished the regular season on a powerful note made their first ever post-season appearance in 2013 and won their first ever playoff game with a 85 to 63 home win over the Gilroy Mustangs.
CCS Round One Playoff Results: Christopher 85, Gilroy 63
COUGARS DEFEAT MUSTANGS IN FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF MATCHUP
Gilroy, CA - The Christopher High School Varsity Boys Basketball team won their first ever CCS Playoff game on Tuesday night in front of a packed house at Christopher High School's Gymnasium. The community support was tremendous for both teams in this crosstown rivalry turned playoff match-up that certainly lived up to all the expectations that come with a crosstown rivalry, with a touch more intensity due to the single-elimination CCS playoff scenario. The Cougars prevailed 85 to 63 to claim the victory and advance to the CCS Division III Playoff Second Round vs. the Monterey Torreadores at Monterey High School on Thursday night at 7:00pm. Offensively, the Cougars used good ball movement to present a variety of scoring scenarios against the Mustangs defense. The Mustangs were tenacious in the final minutes of the 1st Half, however, closing a one time 20 point lead to just 10 points and forcing the Cougars out of their offensive attack for a brief period. The Cougars outscored the Mustangs 44 to 32 in the 2nd Half and closed the game on a 38 to 22 run to account for the final difference. The Cougars received a team high 25 points from Junior Center Shane Suttles, 18 points from Senior Guard Andrew Foster, 16 points from Senior Guard Wyatt Rocheleau, 16 points from Junior Guard Evan Shapiro, and 8 points from Sophomore Forward Dillon Day.
Cougars Qualify for DIII Playoffs: Host Gilroy High on Tuesday Night
Cougars Receive 10th Seed in Division III Playoffs
Gilroy, CA - The Christopher High School Varsity Boys Basketball team finished the regular season with a 10-14 Overall Record and a 3-9 League Record in the MBL Gabilan Division. Their respectable finish qualified the Cougars for a spot in the California Interscholastic Federation Central Coast Section Division III Playoffs. The Cougars will face their crosstown rival the Gilroy High Mustangs on Tuesday at Christopher High School in the opening round of the playoffs. Tip off time is set for 7:00pm.
Game Results: Christopher 65, Salinas 64
TYSON HILL'S BUZZER BEATER LIFTS CHRISTOPHER PAST SALINAS IN THRILLER
Salinas, CA - The Christopher High School Varsity Boys Basketball team won Wednesday night's league game against the Salinas Cowboys in thrilling fashion. Junior Guard Tyson Hill drilled a 3 pointer as time expired to give the Cougars a thrilling last second 65-64 victory in MBL Gabilan Division action. The Cougars called timeout with 1 minute 20 seconds on the clock with the game tied 55-55. Following the time out the Cowboys rallied for 9 consecutive points in 23 seconds. The Cougars called timeout with 57 seconds left down by 8, shortly after a made free throw, to regroup. Following the timeout, the Cougars fouled the Cowboys who missed the front end of a one and one. On the ensuing offensive possession, Senior Guard Wyatt Rocheleau drained a 3 pointer to make the score 64-59 with 33 seconds left and the Cougars immediately called timeout. Following the timeout, the Cougars fouled the Cowboys, who again missed the front end of a one and one. The Cougars rebounded the ball and advanced the ball ahead to Rocheleau who again drained a long range 3 pointer to make the score 64-62 with 12 seconds remaining. The Cowboys inbounded the ball and attempted to advance the ball across half court with a pass, but the pass was tipped by Senior Center Shane Suttles and recovered by Senior Guard Andrew Foster who advanced the ball to Hill in the left corner. Hill released a 3 point attempt with 3 seconds remaining and the Cougars watched as the ball bounced three times on the rim and then fell through the net as time expired. The Cougars erupted in celebration and pilled on Hill. Tyson Hill entered the game with 33 seconds remaining following Rocheleau's first 3 pointer. The win improves the Cougars to 10-13 Overall and 3-8 in the MBL Gabilan Division. Up next the Cougars will host Seaside on Friday at 7pm.
Game Results: Monterey 63, Christopher 60
CHRISTOPHER BOYS LATE RALLY COMES UP SHORT
Gilroy, CA - The Christopher High School Varsity Boys Basketball team lost Friday night's home game against the Monterey Toreadores. Trailing by double digits at multiple points in the 2nd half, the Cougars used an aggressive defensive attack and sharp shooting to claw their way back into the game. Trailing by 3 points with just under 6 seconds remaining in the 4th Quarter, the Cougars had a chance to tie, but Andrew Foster's three point attempt drew the back of the iron as time ran out. The loss marks the 3rd consecutive for the Cougars who fell to 9-13 Overall, and 2-8 in the MBL Gabilan Division. On a constructive note, the Cougars have now lost four Gabilan Divison games by a combined total of 7 points. Up next the Cougars will face the Salinas Cowboys on Wednesday.
Game Results: Palma 81, Christopher 69
FIRST HALF MISTAKES HINDER COUGARS IN LOSS TO PALMA
Salinas, CA - The Christopher High School Varsity Boys Basketball team lost Wednesday night's away contest to the Palma Chieftains by a score of 81-69. The Cougars finished the game on a positive note, by outscoring the Chieftains in the 2nd Half 47 to 39, but unfortunately they were never able to completely overcome a 20 point 1st Half deficit. The Cougars received strong performances from Junior Center Shane Suttles, who led all scorers with a game and season high 24 points, Senior Guard Andrew Foster added 19 points, Junior Flex Player Evan Shapiro added 16 points, and Senior Guard Wyatt Rocheleau finished with 8 points. With the loss the Cougars drop to 9-12 Overall, and 2-7 in the MBL Gabilan Division. Cougar Head Coach Kaden Bahner had this to say about his team's effort, "Overall, we definitely needed to handle pressure better and we gave up too many second and third chance opportunities, but I was very proud of our players for not giving up and fighting back to make things interesting in the 2nd Half. I will go to battle with our players anytime. They never give up and they never retreat. Our current record may not be indicative of the effort our players are giving each and every game, but we are trying to focus on the positive because we have competed in every game."
Game Results: San Benito 53, Christopher 44
COUGARS LOSE HARD FOUGHT GAME AT SAN BENITO
Hollister, CA - The Christopher High School Varsity Boys Basketball team lost a hard fought game against San Benito High School on Friday night. After trailing 34 to 24 at halftime, the Cougars rallied back with solid defense and timely scoring to make it a close game trailing just 45 to 40 with 2:50 remaining in the 4th Quarter. Unfortunately, that is as close as the Cougars would get as the home team earned a few timely rebounds and converted free throws to end the game. The loss drops the Cougars to 9-11 Overall and 2-6 in the MBL Gabilan Division. The Cougars were led in scoring by Junior Center Shane Suttles with 14 points, Junior Guard/Forward Evan Shapiro with 13 points, and Senior Guard Wyatt Rocheleau with 10 points. Up next the Cougars will travel to Palma on Wednesday for a showdown against UCLA commit Noah Allen and the Chieftains.
Game Results: Salinas 55, Christopher 54
COUGARS LOSE HEART BREAKER TO SALINAS
Gilroy, CA - The Christopher High School Varsity Boys Basketball team lost Friday's home game against the Salinas Cowboys by a score of 55 to 54. The Cowboys Josef Delk converted a baseline layup with 3.7 seconds left in regulation to defeat the Cougars. The loss marks the 3rd consecutive loss for the Cougars this week. All three games have been decided by a combined total of less than 4 points. Despite the losses, the Cougars are playing their best basketball of the season.
Game Results: Monterey 64, Christopher 63
LATE MISTAKES COST COUGARS A VICTORY AT MONTEREY
Monterey, CA - In a game that had all the makings of a great road upset victory for the Cougars, the host Toreadores proved to outlast the Cougars in a disappointing loss. Leading by 6 points with just over two minutes remaining, the Cougars failed to execute on both ends of the floor leading to scoring opportunities for Monterey. Senior Guard Chris Russo's two free throws with 5 seconds remaining proved to be the difference in the scoring outcome. Unfortunately, the loss drops the surging Cougars to 1-3 in the Monterey Bay League Gabilan Division and 8-8 Overall. The Cougars, who have been playing well as a team lately, failed to close the door on the Toreadores when they needed to most. Senior Guard Andrew Foster had 20 points, Sophomore Forward Dillon Day had 12 points, Junior Center Shane Suttles had 12 points, Senior Guard Wyatt Rocheleau had 11 points, and Junior Guard/Small Forward Evan Shapiro had 6 points. Up next the Cougars will host Salinas High School on Friday night.
Game Results: Palma 56, Christopher 54
COUGARS LOSE TO PALMA AT THE BUZZER
Gilroy, CA - The Christopher High School Varsity Boys Basketball team lost Monday's home contest against the Palma Chieftains by a final score of 56 to 54. After the Cougars stormed back to tie the game late in the 4th Quarter at 54-54, the Chieftains held the ball with 25.1 seconds remaining. Following a timeout the Chieftains ran the clock down to the final 5 seconds before a driving layup by Palma's Jack Tardieau found the net as time expired. In what was a very disappointing loss for the Cougars, there were a few bright spots: Senior Guard Wyatt Rocheleau led the Cougar scoring attack with 18 points, while Senior Guard Andrew Foster chipped in 13 points in the loss.Sophomore Forward Dillon Day also contributed 8 points. The Cougars will travel to Monterey on Wednesday for their next league contest.
Game Results: San Benito 55, Christopher 42
Gilroy, CA - The Christopher High School Varsity Boys Basketball team lost Friday's home matchup against the San Benito Haybalers of Hollister by a score of 55 to 42. After cutting the lead to 8 points with 3 minutes remaining in the 3rd Quarter, the Haybalers post presence and tenacity proved to be too much for the Cougars in the paint. With the loss, Christopher drops to 1-1 in the Monterery Bay League (Gabilan Division) and 8-6 Overall. Leading the Cougars offensive effort was Senior Guard Andrew Foster with 16 points, while Senior Guard Wyatt Rocheleau chipped in 10 points. The Cougars next matchup will be at home Monday night against the visiting Palma Chieftains of Salinas. Both the Cougars and Chieftains are 1-1 in conference play. Tip off is set for 7pm.
Game Results: Christopher 59, Everett Alvarez 56
CHRISTOPHER BOYS DEFEAT EVERETT ALVAREZ IN MBL LEAGUE OPENER
Salinas, CA - The Christopher High School Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated Everett Alvarez High School of Salinas in a close battle on Friday night. Trailing in the 4th Quarter, Christopher used a late run to take the lead and never surrendered it in claiming the victory. Senior Guard Wyatt Rocheleau led the Cougar scoring effort with 13 points, while teammate Andrew Foster contributed 8 points in the victory. Up next the Cougars will host San Benito of Hollister this Friday night in Gilroy.
Game Results: Hillsdale 67, Christopher 36
Morgan Hill, CA - The Christopher High School Varsity Boys Basketball team lost a tough contest against Hillsdale High School in the 3rd place game of the Sobrato Bulldog Chase Tournament on Saturday. After a competitive 1st Quarter, Hillsdale proved too be too much for the Cougars who struggled to produce points and had difficulty stopping the offensive attack of Hillsdale. The Cougars received a game high 13 points from Senior Guard Wyatt Rocheleau, 9 points from Sophomore Forward Dillon Day, and 8 points from Senior Guard Andrew Foster. Up next, the Cougars will face Everett Alvarez High School of Salinas on Friday night to open Monterey Bay League competition.
Game Results: Damonte Ranch 61, Christopher 42
Morgan Hill, CA - The Christopher High School Varsity Boys Basketball team lost a tough contest to Damonte Ranch of Reno on Friday night in the 2nd round of the Bulldog Chase Tournament at Sobrato. Andrew Foster posted a team high 19 points, while Wyatt Rocheleau added 8 points. The loss drops Christopher to 7-4 on the season. The Cougars will face Hillsdale tomorrow in the 3rd place game of the Sobrato Tournament beginning at 6pm.
Game Results: Christopher 56, Sobrato 43
CHRISTOPHER BOYS DEFEAT SOBRATO IN DEFENSIVE BATTLE
Morgan Hill, CA - The Christopher High School Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated Sobrato High School 56 to 43 on Thursday night in the opening round of the Bulldog Chase Tournament hosted by Sobrato High School. The Cougars battled a combination of defensive attacks by Sobrato to overcome a 3rd Quarter charge by the Bulldogs which resulted in the host team taking the lead. Christopher responded by scoring 20 points in the 4th Quarter to overcome the Bulldogs charge and earn the victory. Overall, it was a solid win for the Cougars who improve to 7-3 on the season. Christopher's scoring attack was led by a 21 point effort from Senior Guard Wyatt Rocheleau, an 18 point effort from Junior Center Shane Suttles, and 8 points from Senior Guard Andrew Foster. Up next the Cougars will face Damonte Ranch of Reno in the second round of the Bulldog Chase Tournament on Friday. Tip Off is set for 7:30pm.
Next Game: Boys Basketball: 12/27/2012 vs. Sobrato @ 7:30pm (@ Bulldog Chase Tournament)
Game Results: Christopher 59, Gilroy 49
CHS BOYS DEFEAT GILROY IN HARD FOUGHT VICTORY!
Gilroy, CA - The Christopher High School Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated the Gilroy Mustangs in a crosstown rivalry game on Monday night at Christopher High School. The Cougars, who trailed 16-6 at the end of the 1st Quarter, rallied to cut the lead to 4 at halftime. The Cougars immediately tied the game following halftime and never looked back. Surviving a few late efforts by the Mustangs, the Cougars used an aggressive defensive attack to produce turnovers and eventually claim the victory. Sophomore forward Dillon Day led all scorers with a season and team high 20 points, including 24 rebounds. The Cougars also received a 16 point performance from Junior guard Evan Shapiro. Up next the Cougars will face Sobrato High School at the Bulldog Chase Tournament on December 27th.
Next Game: Boys Basketball: 12/17/2012 - Gilroy @ CHS tonight at 7pm!
Bob Hagen Memorial Tournament (December 13th, 14th, and 15th)
Cougars Beat Anzar to Finish Bob Hagen Memorial Tournament
Gilroy,CA - The Christopher High School Varsity Boys Basketball team earned a 74-15 victory against Anzar High School to finish the Bob Hagen Memorial Tournament hosted by Gilroy High School with a 1-2 record. Overall, the tournament was a strong showing for the Cougars who lost to Aptos in the opening round by a score of 60-52 and then to Pioneer High School of San Jose by a narrow margin of 67-63. Senior Guard Wyatt Rocheleau was voted to the All Tournament team after averaging 17 points per game during the tournament. Up next the Cougars will face Sobrato High School in the First Round of the Bulldog Chase Tournament hosted by Sobrato High School in Morgan Hill December 27th, 28th, and 29th.
Los Gatos Wildcat Shootout (December 4th-December 7th)
COUGARS CLAIM CONSOLATION CHAMPIONSHIP AT LOS GATOS TOURNAMENT!
Los Gatos, CA - The Christopher High School Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated Wilcox High School of Santa Clara 46-31 on Friday night to finish the Los Gatos Tournament with a 2-1 record, claiming the Consolation Championship. Sophomore Dillon Day finished the contest with a team high 16 points, Wyatt Rocheleau added 9 points, while Andrew Foster and Evan Shapiro finished with 7 points a piece. The Cougars will face Aptos High School next Thursday at 3:30pm in the Bob Hagen Memorial Tournament hosted by Gilroy High School.
Oracle Arena Game 2012
CHS VARSITY BOYS CLAIM TITLE AT 42nd ANNUAL
DICK EDWARDS TEAM CAMP!
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Oracle Arena 2010
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