JCJC’s Bobcat Math League playoff teams decided

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2017-10-31 18:44:27

ELLISVILLE – In the last week of the Jones County Junior College’s Bobcat Math League, the final six teams’ winning records have determined the playoff schedule and who will continue the journey to the BML “Super Bowl” or final competition of the season. All season, the Sacred Heart Crusaders, Presbyterian Christian Bobcats and the Oak Grove Warriors have held onto their division leader titles.  In the Archimedes Division, the Quitman Panthers and the West Jones Mustangs have switched places a couple of times with the Panthers managing to hold on to the division champs title and an earning an automatic bid to the playoffs. West Jones netted a wild card bid and is the last seeded team in the BML. Sacred Heart gets top billing with Oak Grove hot on their heels.  Presbyterian Christian, Quitman and Wayne County finish out the top-five rankings.
Individually, Oak Grove’s Peter Liang keeps his overall Most Outstanding Player status and the title for the year for having the highest average accuracy rate.  Fellow Warrior, Erin Choi rose up the ranks to be included in the All-League Team along with Olivia Viguerie and Abigail Weir.  Sacred Heart’s Ben Dunn, Nick Gallardo, Cameron Miller and Remy Poirrier earned All-League-Team status. Presbyterian Christian’s Otoniel Duran-Hernandez and Gwen Rowzee of Northeast Jones High School also earned top individual honors.
In the final week of competition, Galileo Division leader, Sacred Heart not only whammed the Tigers of Northeast Jones 58 to 34, but the Crusaders also kicked the Tigers out of post-season play for the first time in several years. Like dominoes, the Northeast Jones’ loss had a ripple effect on other teams looking for another chance at post-season play. It opened the door for the Wayne County War Eagles to get a wild card bid after they decimated the Collins Tigers, 40 to 12.
The match between Wayne Academy and Heidelberg ended up knocking both teams out of the playoffs, even though the Jaguars won, 22 to 16, dropping the Oilers to third place in the Gates Division.  Laurel couldn’t stop the pummeling from the Bobcats of Presbyterian Christian, losing 31 to 17.
Both, Columbia Academy and Perry Central could not muster a win keeping them out of post-season play.  The Bulldogs of Perry Central lost to Quitman, 36 to 12, and the Cougars were trampled by West Jones, 39 to 21.  The Braves of South Jones were hopeful they could capture a wild card bid with their rousing defeat of Sylva Bay, 24 to 15, however, they fell short in overall wins and points.  Rounding out the Pythagoras Division’s results, Oak Grove overwhelmed the Raleigh Lions, 73 to 25.
The 2017 season of the JCJC Bobcat Math League will conclude with playoffs and a “Super Bowl” on Wednesday, November 8, beginning at 9 a.m. in the JCJC Home and Health Auditorium.  The playoffs will be in a Jeopardy-style format with categories for science, technology, engineering, and math.  Upon answering a question correctly, a player will have a chance to earn double points for the team, as well as earn a prize for himself or herself.  The overall double-elimination format for the playoff competition will give each of the six teams two chances to earn the top monetary prize and title, “2017 JCJC Bobcat Math League Champions.”  The public is invited to this free event.
Results from the weekly competitions are posted on the JCJC Bobcat Math League webpage under “Division Standings/Schedules at: www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/and on the Bobcat Math League Facebook page: Bobcat Math League - Facebook. For more information about the Bobcat Math League contact Dr. Jessica Bunch (JCJC Bobcat Math League Commissioner) at 601-477-5422 or email at jessica.bunch@jcjc.edu.


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