Total mismatch. Pleasant Hill is a good team, maybe even a really good team, but they’re not in the same tier as Westside; They’re not a great team. If this is a measurement of the drop off from the top tier to the second tier, it’s hard to put into words how grand a chasm there truly is in 3A this year.
Pleasant Hill for long stretches of the game wasn’t just a step behind Westside, they flat out weren’t competitive. Gavin Inglish contributed 17 points to the Billies' cause, but all but five points of that came in the second half after the game had all but been decided. There was no room to operate on the interior because of Jonah Jones and the length Westside boasts, facilitated unrelenting pressure in the backcourt that the youthful Billies just couldn’t hold up with. A near 30 point deficit at halftime for Pleasant hill (42-13), somehow doesn’t put into full context the total domination by Westside in the opening 16 minutes
The Billies collective youth will in time turn into collective maturity, their ceiling has not been reached yet and likely won’t be until some time next season, but it’s hard to imagine enough of the gap can be closed between these two teams to make a potential playoff rematch truly competitive.
Westside just has a ****** amount of talent.
Leading scorers: Jonah Jones (WC) 27, Gavin Inglish (PH) 17, Blake Reinholtz (WC) 16, Will Ficker (WC) 9