#11 seed Pacific Grove will travel to Kesar Pavilion to take on #4 seed Mission (San Francisco) in the NorCal Division IV playoffs. 09 March 2016, tip off at 6:00 p.m.
The Mission Bears finished first in the Academic League with a 14-2 league record. Overall, they finished the season 26-6 and come into the game riding a 3 game winning streak. The Bears are a high scoring team, averaging 78.7 points per game. They are a high volume 3-point team, making almost 200 3-pointers on the season as a team.
On the defensive side, the Bears grab 15.5 steals per game, but are also turnover prone as they commit 18 turnovers a game themselves.
Leading scorer for the Bears, is 5’8” senior guard Frank Hall, who averages 14.2 points per game and 3.3 steals per game. He has also scored 32 points in one game.
While the Breakers only average 56 points per game, they have a feisty defense that is led by co defensive player of the year Sam Fenstermaker and big man Zack Miller.
The Breakers worst loss of the season was to Half Moon Bay when the Breakers lost 58-28. 58 points is also the most points the Breakers allowed all season. Half Moon Bay also happens to be the #1 seed in the NorCal Division IV bracket.
Pacific Grove leading scorer (17.6ppg) and MVP Brad Sendell has had many big games in his high school career, and is very capable of having a big scoring outburst against Mission.
Pacific Grove finished first in the Mission Trail Athletic League with a 13-1 league record. Overall, they finished 23-4 and come into the game with a 7 game winning streak.
Ultimately, this game features an offensive team that scores a lot and a defensive team that doesn’t give up very many points, and finds a way to win no matter what.