Thursday, December 20, 2012


I would like to take a deeper look at the 71st Kendal Arnett basketball tournament which will be held at Placer High School between Christmas and New Years. What I will try and do is pick the winner by using statistics as well as head to head match ups. While statistics can predict the future but you never know so that is why you play the games.

Head to Head

Woodcreek (5 wins, 7 losses) dropped Del Campo 67-65

Placer (7-2) dropped Woodcreek 67-43

Del Campo (8-3) dropped El Camino 63-51

El Camino (7-4) dropped Bear River 61-54

Bear River (8-1) dropped San Juan (6-4) 51-47

San Juan plays Colfax (8-2) on 12/21 this could be a big indicator as to their match up if it were to happen.

So Placer should beat Del Campo, Woodcreek, El Camino and Bear River if they happen to play each other.

Union Mine (4-4) plays at the Division IV Challenge this weekend as does Bear River. Once we see how these two team fair then there will be a lot more clarity.

Schedule - Picks
Dec 27.

3:30 p.m. - Union Mine vs. El Camino -  Winner El Camino

5:00 p.m. - Bear River vs. Woodcreek - Winner Bear River
6:30 p.m. - Colfax vs. Del Campo - Winner Colfax

 8:00 p.m. - Placer vs. San Juan - Winner Placer

Dec 28.
6:30 p.m. - Bear River vs. Colfax - Winner Colfax
8:00 p.m. - Placer vs. El Camino - Winner Placer

Dec. 29.
8:00 p.m. - Placer vs Colfax - Winner Colfax

The toughest match up to call was a semi-final game where I have Colfax over Bear River. This could be seen as the championship game. The player match up to watch here is Colfax's Will Buell (6-foot-7) vs. Justin Beskeen (6-foot-6). Both players are skilled and the one who has a better game could result in their team playing Placer in the final. The reason I went with Colfax is they have eight players who are 6-3 or bigger where the Bruins only have two. But they say speed kills!

Placer is a team built around speed and defense where Colfax is built around a post game which both Placer and Bear River do not match up well, therefore the winner of the 2012 Kendal Arnett Basketball Tournament will be Colfax.

Remember my conclusion is based on pure speculation derived from statistics as well as head to head match ups, barring any injuries.

See you court-side and if you miss any games be sure to check with Touchdown Productions as we will be there to call the games as they are played.

Colfax Falcons win their first ever Kendall Arnett against the San Juan Spartans in dramatic fashion with a 3 point buzzer beater shot by Chase Mosier who was the tournament MVP and the TouchDown Productions Player of the Game. DVD's of this game and all our Kendall Broadcast are available at

1 comment:

  1. Del Campo is much improved in the last 2 weeks. A different team than the one that lost twice to Rocklin and once to Woodcreek in a game they should have won. Dropped ranked teams Rio Americana and Oakridge this week.


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