State Tournament Notes: 16 teams make it to
Portland for the state tourney. The teams are divided into
groups of four for pool play. The top two teams from each
bracket make it to the final 8. Some people alleged that Sheldon
took a dive in their playoff match against Marshfield in order to fall
into an easier bracket. Here's what happened at state:
The two teams Marshfield
lost to in pool play were 2-1 in the final day at state and finished
3rd (Jesuit) and 4th (Gresham). Obviously Marshfield was
in a tough pool.
It turned out Sheldon really was in a weak pool.
Sheldon didn't win the pool, but snuck into the the final eight by
finishing second in their pool. The team Sheldon lost to in pool
play went 1-2 in the final eight. Sheldon went 0-2 in the final
eight. They got crushed by Central Catholic and then lost their
first game in the losers bracket. The team Sheldon lost to in the
loser's bracket lost their next game.