• Girls Basketball: Pacific Grove Opens CCS Division IV Playoffs at Home

    After missing the playoffs for four straight seasons, the Breakers have now had back to back appearances in the CCS Division IV playoffs.

    Head coach Ken Ottmar has turned the Breakers into a winning team, after having only five playoff appearances for the first thirteen years of the new millennium. The main focus for the Breakers has been on defense. They have played tough defense all season, especially after starting 1-2 in league play. On the season, the Breakers allowed an MTAL low 31.5 points per game.

    Pacific Grove, who ended the season on an 11 game winning streak, will look to continue their hot play on Tuesday night in the first round of the playoffs. Even though the Breakers finished with an overall record of 18-6, they were placed as a number 12 seed. The Breakers however, will still get a first round home game against Oceana.

    Oceana, who hails from Pacifica, CA, finished their season with an overall record of 14-9, and a 5-7 record in the Peninsula Athletic League North Division.

    The Sharks have averaged 48.6 points per game on the season, which could pose a problem for the Breakers, who have averaged just over 41 points a game. Defense though, is what is key. The Breakers have already played two teams in the MTAL who averaged 48 points per game, Carmel and Santa Catalina. The Breakers went 3-1 in those four games, and didn’t give up more than 34 points in any one game.

    As they say, “Defense travels.” And even though the Breakers open up at home, defense will be the key for them to advance in the CCS playoffs.

    The Breakers (18-6, 12-2) will play at home against Oceana (14-9, 5-7) on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

    Complete Bracket for CCS Division IV Girls Basketball Playoffs

    posted to Cedar Street Times on February 23, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News, Sports

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