Quiz Team gets best of three against Moeller
This afternoon, the St. X Quiz Team played Moeller on all three levels. The turnout was tremendous, with around 60 people crammed into a normal-sized classroom. Thanks to Moeller’s myriad of spectators, of course. And the head of the GCAL, Ed Sunderhaus, was the moderator of this, the most important game of the regular season. This was, after all, a rematch of last year’s game:
The Varsity team of Robert Hobohm, Joe Knadler, Greg Lim (captain), and Larry Stosman defeated Moeller 64–55, ignoring three, insignificant challenged points. The Varsity team is now 3–0.
The Junior Varsity (1st Reserve) team, which I played on today, narrowly lost to Moeller, 65–69, ignoring one, insignificant challenged point. I’m still kicking myself about the fact that, had I been quicker about one of the computer questions (!), we would have likely won. But I did answer three or four questions correctly, not to mention the team and Alphabet Round questions:
What center, opened in the 1970’s as the national center for the fine arts, was named for the assassinated President…(Answer)
Several nations in the world have two capitals? Name the two capitals of Bolivia.(Answer)
I took (“stole”) this question after Moeller couldn’t list a second capital.
What nation consists of the Chatham Islands, Stewart Island, North Island, and South Island?(Answer)
I also “stole” this question after Moeller answered it incorrectly.
The computer question that Moeller beat me to was:
What four-letter word describes a wafer of silicon used in computers…(Answer)
The JV team is now 1–1.
The 2nd Reserve (Freshmen) team creamed Moeller 73–44. I was quite frustrated that I knew so many of the answers they got wrong. But hey, I’m a junior. The 2nd Reserve team is now undefeated with its only game thus far.