How did the Blue Jays follow up their 10-0 record at the recent Tulane tournament? With another 10-0 performance at the Chapelle Fall Tournament. Jesuit A cruised through its preliminary matches with an astounding 611 points per game. Later in the day, they defeated their Blue Jay brethren from Jesuit B 325-265. That set up a climactic last-round match with Ben Franklin, who needed to win to force a tiebreaker. The Falcons erased a 130-point second-half deficit with a furious run and held a 300-290 lead after tossup 18. But senior Jack Caliva took control of the game by powering the last two tossups, and Jesuit A won 380-300. The Jays were led by senior Kevin Yokum, who finished the tournament with 101 PPG.
Thanks in part to their strong showing against Jesuit A, Ben Franklin squeaked by Jesuit B on points per bonus (20.39 to 20.17) to claim the runner-up trophy.
The leading individuals, based on standings from the five preliminary rounds, were Jesuit A’s Kevin Yokum (124 PPG); Jesuit B’s Anthony Stoner (83 PPG); Travis Haycraft from Ben Franklin (70 PPG); and Maggie Earles from Chapelle (69 PPG). Rummel’s Michael Cobar took home the trophy for top junior, while the top freshman award went to Jessica Davis from Mount Carmel.