APMSA CAB Basketball Tournament: "A San Francisco Treat"

Appeared in: First Step

By: Michael Crawford

CSPM hosted a memorable
APMSA CAB
Basketball Tournament
which featured an unforgettable
weekend in San
Francisco.

Students from across the
country were greeted
with picturesque weather
with sunny skies and a
light ocean breeze. Some
students were so excited
about their first visit to
San Fran; they wore flowers
in their hair. Round
robin play began Friday at the University of San Francisco.
All teams that participated played two games on Friday
hoping to gain the highest possible seed for the Saturday
single elimination tournament. AZPOD gained the first
seed for the men's bracket. Despite an exhilarating comeback
by the CSPM women's team to beat OCPM, the
TUSPM team received the number one seed.

Saturday's single elimination tournament was punctuated
with a few last minute shots and amazing comebacks. In
the women's semifinal game, Larissa McDonough of
OCPM effortlessly seemed to seal the game with a few
seconds left by making a contested three point shot.
However, CSPM's Annie Nguyentat responded and subsequently
hit a 30 footer to put the CSPM team into the
championship against the TUSPM “Pod Squad.” Despite
an inspiring previous win for the CSPM women, the
TUSPM Owls won by a substantial margin in the championship.

The men's semifinal game
featured an evenly
matched AZPOD and
TUSPM teams. Down
six points with less than a
minute in the game,
TUSPM hit consecutive
three point shots to tie the
game. Double overtime
was almost avoided by a
90 foot buzzer shot by the
AZPOD that rimmed
out. AZPOD pulled
away in double overtime
to face SCPM in the finals.

In the championship game, AZPOD started on the
wrong side of a 20-4 run. The more rested SCPM team
maintained an early lead to win by a large margin.
Festivities following included an evening in the legendary
Marina district.

As a first year student, I was truly amazed at what strong
relationships were forged during this tournament.
Thanks to the generous contributions and support from
the APMSA CAB, many students are able to build new
relationships which, in turn, will build a stronger profession.

Source: /files/publications/fsvol62_2.pdf

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