The boys’ varsity basketball team defeated Freedom Christian, 49-36, at home on Dec. 2.

The boys started with a giant lead in the first half, holding the Eagles to only 4 points, but in the second half Freedom Christian picked through gaps in the Cavs’ defense and rallied to make the score much closer.

Freedom Christian’s standout player was freshman Noah McCutcheon, who scored three 3-pointers.

“He knows where he wants to go and he’ll do anything to get there,” coach Dave Ancrum said.

The Cavs had their fair share of 3-pointers, as well.

Freshmen B.J. Askew, Rick Barros and Jayce McCain scored one, two and three, respectively.

The game’s starters included senior Skovran Cunningham, sophomore Aidan Cunningham and freshmen Cole Johnson, Miles Edwards and Barros.

Askew, McCain and junior Brad Petchauer were soon subbed in for Edwards and the Cunninghams. Freshman Reggie Fan was also put in the game during the first half, and stayed there for nearly the rest of the game.

Other players who got time on the court were senior George Cvetich and juniors Jag Lally and Serajh Esmail.

“(Cvetich’s) communication really stood out to me,” Ancrum said.

In addition to communication, Ancrum wants to work on a few things before the next game.

“They need to improve their defense, patience and free throws before the next game,” he added.

Barros agrees.

“We started to fall apart in the second half, and we really need to work on communication,” he said.

They will face Delta at home on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

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