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City Of Palms: Westchester & Clovis West
Both Win First Games--(Dec. 19, 2000)

BankLogo.gif (8134 bytes)Not everyone is in Las Vegas or Long Beach at the Rim Rattler Holiday Invitational. . . As Fox Sports.com notes, at least 9 nationally ranked teams (actually the most of any tournament taking place this week, and that includes Vegas, which has only 4 such nationally ranked teams).  The tournament runs from today, December 19, through Saturday, December 23.

There's a great website for this tournament, which has all of the brackets, team profiles, scores, details and more.  Just like last year.   And it's very well done and easy to manuever around.  No kludgy graphics or tons of java junk.  Just simple info, clear and concise.

Today marked the start of the tournament.   Westchester, the No. 6 seed in the tournament,  played an "out of bracket" game, meaning that the Comets actually have to win one more game than everyone else to take the title (at least that's the way the bracket looks), and they got rolling in the same way we've seen them roll over teams in SoCal, beating the No. 12 seeded team from Cypress Lake, 99-42. . . this was the first game in about 5 that Westchester didn't break 100.  If you want to see the box score it's here at this link (we're not going to duplicate it, when you can just click to get it).

Clovis West, ranked No. 3 by Fox, is the No. 8 seed in the tournament, and they played the No. 15 seed, Canterbury, and even without Charlie Rodriguez, the Hustlin' Eagles proved that they are still a dominant team as they won 115-51.   Click on the link for the box score.

The wins put Westchester up against No. 14 seed Edgewater at 4:35 p.m. EST, and Clovis West gets tomorrow off, and on Thursday will face the winner of the game between No 16 seed Bishop Verot and No. 1 seed St. Raymond's from New York.

In case you're interested and don't want to click (or can't reach the City of Palms website), the bracket is below:

CANTERBURY (15) 51
Game 2 CLOVIS
Tuesday 12/19 5:45 p.m. S14
CLOVIS WEST (8) 115
Game 14
Thu 12/21 5:00 p.m. S21
BISHOP VEROT (16) S8
Game 8 S14
Wednesday, 12/20 8:45 p.m.
ST. RAYMOND'S (1) S8
Game 21
Fri 12/22 7:20 p.m. S26
ST. JOHN NEUMANN(5) 60
Game 4
Tuesday 12/19 9:55 p.m. ST. JOHN'S S13
LEE (9) 57
Game 13 S21
Thu 12/21 3:15 p.m.
GLYNN ACADEMY (10) S7
Game 7 S13
Wednesday 12/20 7:00 p.m.
DILLARD (4) S7
Game 26
CYPRESS LAKE (12) 42
Game 3 Sat 12/23 9:00 p.m. 2000 Champion
Tuesday 12/19 8:10 p.m. WESTCHESTER S6
WESTCHESTER (6) 99 Game 6
Wednesday 12/20 4:35 p.m. S16
EDGEWATER (14) S6
Game 16
Thu 12/21 10:00 p.m. S22
BERKMAR (3) S9
Game 9 S16
Wednesday 12/20 10:30 p.m.
KATHLEEN (11) S9
Game 22 S26
Fri 12/22 10:00 p.m.
R.J. REYNOLDS (2)
S15
Game 15 S22
Thu 12/21 7:20 p.m.
MALE (7) 92
Game 1 MALE S15
Tuesday 12/19 4:00 p.m.
ANDREW JACKSON(13) 66

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