Boys’ JV Basketball

The boys’ JV basketball team lost 15-80 against Sacramento Adventist, Jan. 7.

“It was a varsity-level team playing us, a JV-level team,” freshman Christian Van Vleck said. “They had better chemistry among their players and knew their plays better than we knew ours.”

Nevertheless, the boys put out more effort towards their offense and defense.

Van Vleck, who played point guard in this game, found that he made many more drives than usual.

The Cavs will play away against Faith Christian at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan 17.

Boys’ Varsity Basketball

The boys’ varsity basketball team lost 23-62 against Sacramento Adventist at an away game on Jan. 7.

“We practiced hard and worked hard but were not very skillful,” senior Daniel Kong said.

“(Freshman Emil Erickson) did really well. He hit a fast break, which was the highlight of the game. Even though he missed it, it was a good motion.”

A fast break is when a player receives a ball, dribbles it through a jumble of players and gets to the basket to make a shot.

According to sophomore Bradford Petchauer, the defense has improved, though players still have trouble defending oncoming shooters.

Petchauer said that the problem with offense was not making enough lay-ups.

The boys will play at Homecoming on Friday, Jan. 10, against Lutheran at 7:30 p.m.

Girls’ Varsity Basketball

The girls’ basketball team lost its first league game, 27-54, to the Sacramento Adventist Capitals on Jan 7.

Points were scored by freshman Natalie Brown (4), sophomore Julia Owaidat (5), juniors Micaela Bennett-Smith (4) and Isabella Tochterman (14), and senior Maddy Mahla  (2).

The team had only six players at the game, which meant the Cavs had only one substitute.

Owaidat said the team could have done better.

“We were not moving the ball well, and we had many unnecessary turnovers. We just needed to have harder passes and sharper passes,” she said.

But Owaidat said the team has fixed some of the previous issues: keeping their heads up during offense and making better decisions.

She also said the team is getting to know each other better, which will lead to better communication in games.

Although the team lost their first official league game, the girls are looking forward to meeting the Capitals again.

The girls will next play on Homecoming on Friday, Jan, 10, at 6 p.m. against John Adams Academy.

 

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