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SoCalHoops Tournament News

2nd Annual Modesto Holiday Hoop
Classic Set For 12/26-29--(Dec. 4, 2001)

We just received the bracket and list of teams for the 2nd Annual Modesto Holiday Hoop Classic, which will be held at Modesto Christian HS and Stnaislaus State College from December 26-29.  The list of teams in impressive, and it will feature 20 top teams from all over California, including:

1.  Modesto Christian (Modesto)
2.  Long Beach Poly (Long Beach)
3.  Oakland Tech (Oakland)
4.  St. Mary's (Berkely)
5.  Centennial (Compton)
6.  Bishop Montgomery (Torrance)
7.  Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz)
8.  Skyline (Oakland)
9.  Canyon (Anaheim)
10.  Tokay (Central Valley)
11.  Edison (Fresno)
12.  Laguna Creek (Sacramento)
13.  Sylmar (Los Angeles)
14.  Taft (Los Angeles)
15.  Kennedy (Sacramento)
16.  Turlock (Central Valley)
17.  Sierra (Manteca)
18.  East Union
19.  Bret Harte
20. Campolindo (Moraga)

The teams are broken into pools.  Here's what the pools look like:

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D Pool E
LB Poly
Oakland Tech
Bishop Mont.
East Union
Santa Cruz
Laguna Creek
St. Mary's
Bret Harte
Modesto Christian

Pool play will run from December 26-27 with the following schedule:

Wednesday, December 26, 2001
  @ Stanislaus State @Modesto Christian
2:00 p.m St. Mary's v. Bret Harte Santa Cruz v. Laguna Creek
3:30 p.m. Tokay v. Taft Centennial v. Sierra
5:00 p.m. Skyline v. Edison Canyon v. Kennedy
6:30 p.m. LB Poly v. Turlock Oakland Tech v. East Union
8:00 p.m. Modesto Christian v. Campolindo B. Mont. v. Sylmar

Thursday, December 27, 2001
  @ Stanislaus State @ Modesto Christian
2:00 p.m Pool C Losers Pool A Losers
3:30 p.m. Pool B Losers Pool D Losers
5:00 p.m. Pool C Winners Pool E Losers
6:30 p.m. Pool B Winners Pool A Winners
8:00 p.m. Pool E Winners Pool D Winners

The rest of the tournament breaks down into three brackets, a "Gold" bracket (determined by the five 2-0 teams in each pool and the next highest seeds, meaning 1-1 teams that won their first game);  a "Silver" bracket (determined by the seven remaining 1-1 teams and the highest seeded 90-2 team), and the "Consolation" bracket (determined by the four remaining 0-2 teams).  

Dennis Magro, one of the tournament directors, explained the seeding process as follows:  "Teams that played each other in pool play will be placed in opposite brackets.  Geography may also be considered in seeding determinations.  The seeding committee's decisions are final." 

We're not going to reproduce the brackets right now,   but suffice it to say, the Championship in the Gold Bracket will take place December 29 at 8:00 p.m. at Stanislaus State.  The Silver Bracket championship will be at 4:30 p.m. also at Stanislaus State, and the Consolation final is at noon on 12/29, at Modesto Christian.


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