Quiz Team crushes Purcell-Marian
The Varsity team of Larry Stosman (captain), Robert Hobohm, Joe Knadler, and Greg Lim defeated Purcell 62– 34, after making a strong comeback once the Alphabet Round questions were scored. At the end of the American History round, Purcell trailed the Varsity team by only three points. The Alphabet Round helped them increase their lead to 11 points. The Varsity team remains undefeated, 4–0.
The Junior Varsity team, which I played on today during the Lightning Round, defeated Purcell 81–37, after dominating the whole game.
This is where Mr. Sunderhaus started having problems. While reading one of the Mathematics round questions, he accidentally told the teams to solve the following inequality for x:
7−(−2) ≥ −3
Instead of the solvable:
x−(−2) ≥ −3 (Answer)
And then, he found that the copying machine didn’t even copy two of the Lightning Round questions. Fortunately, he, being the head of the league, had the original with him.
I answered one question correctly (don’t ask; all I remember is that the answer began with “M”) and one incorrectly:
Name one of the two women who organized the Seneca Falls Convention.(Answer)
I answered “Grimké.”
The JV team is now 2–1.
The Freshmen (2nd Reserve) team defeated Purcell 49–66, after coming back from trailing Purcell early on. The Freshmen team remains undefeated, 2–0.
The next game, the last one before Christmas Break (Winter Vacation for you public school students), will be against St. Ursula Academy, and will be on Tuesday the 16th. (I just want to point out, for those of you who don’t already know, that regular season Quiz Team matches are always on Tuesdays, and occur about every week.)
For the record: St. X’s Varsity team did not lose to Moeller, as was erroneously reported to GCAL schools (and possibly to the Cincinnati Catholic Telegraph); rather, the Varsity team is undefeated. St. X Quiz Team moderator John Hussong has already contacted Mr. Sunderhaus, and corrections will be published as soon as possible.