Last Week's Results
Last week we held four matches to determine who enter's tomorrow's championship rounds.
- 16-seed Lamond Murray took an early lead and was on an unprecedented course to the final round, but (4) Cam Jordan called upon his twitter followers and scored a 66%-34% come-from-behind victory.
https://t.co/fkwTymNhGv Go vote real quick for me I hate losing!!!— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) July 20, 2014
- The (2) 2010 Men's Basketball Seniors earned a narrow 54%-46% victory over Steve Bartkowski.
- (4) Mike Mohamed posted a close 55%-45% victory over (9) Sean Lampley.
- And earning our final spot in the championship round, (2) Seamus Kelly earned an impressive 67%-33% victory over Mike Montgomery.
(1) Layshia Clarendon
NorCalNick gives us some thoughts:
I don't know exactly what Layshia's legacy will be as an individual player. She's probably the best shooting guard in Cal history, depending on whether or not you think of Alexis Gray-Lawson as a point guard. But the legacy of the teams she led is secure: The greatest in Cal history.
And if you only remember her for one game, it's a doozy. When nobody else could score, it was Layshia who sank shot after shot, willing the Bears back against Georgia in the Spokane Regional Final with 25 points. The Bears wouldn't have made the Final Four without her. But we already knew that. Throughout the season she proved herself as a leader, both tangible and intangible. Is it normal for your leading scorer to also be your glue? I don't know, but that's how her teammates described her.
When Joanne Boyle left for Virginia, Clarendon helped hold the team together. She quickly became the go-to player for Lindsay Gottlieb. And yet her off-the-court record is perhaps even more impressive. She was the conference academic player of the year and a senior class award nominee in part because of her volunteer work. She's as well-rounded a player as I can recall, and has never felt the need to publicize her accomplishments. Perhaps that's why the push to win her the Senior CLASS award was so strong.
Her combination of team, individual, academic and community achievement is as strong an argument for CGB Hall of Fame enshrinement as there can be. #Vote4Layshia.
(7) Russell White