Boys’ JV and varsity teams
Both the varsity and JV boys’ basketball teams lost to Delta High School, Dec. 16.
The JV team lost their first game of the season, 20-62, while varsity lost 34-62.
Freshman Christian Van Vleck on the JV team was expecting the loss because of the lack of substitutes.
But he wasn’t expecting to lose by 42 points.
“We could do better for our first game, but we did make silly mistakes,” Van Vleck said.
“The team chemistry wasn’t really there, but I feel like it will come in time as we play together more.”
Delta scored most of their points on rebounds, which the Cavs struggled to grab.The lack of rebounds proved to be costly as the Cavs lagged behind.
Sophomore Bradford Petchauer contributed the team’s loss to its 40 turnovers.
Freshman David Boley was thrown out of the game for too many fouls just after scoring 2 points.
“We have a lot of work to do,” Boley said.
“We were more aggressive and confident. That’s what we’ve been working on,” junior Jaspreet Gill said.
“But what screwed us this game was that we didn’t make smart passes, and therefore couldn’t break the pressure.”
According to Gill, when the Cavs did get solid possession, their confidence and aggressiveness helped them out.
And junior Skovran Cunningham agreed.
“Our effort was pretty good. We took shots not because we were open but because we thought we could make our shots,” Cunningham said.
The varsity team will play away Sacramento Adventist on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m., and the JV team will play at 4:30 p.m.
Girls’ varsity team
The girls fell to Delta High School at their away game on Dec. 16, 27-44.
Sophomore Julia Owaidat said that the team had an “off day,” though some individual players did well.
“(Sophomore) Emily Berke had a good game. She made a 3-pointer, which gave us a boost,” Owaidat said.
The Cavs will next play Woodland Christian on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 5:30 p.m.