Freshman B.J. Askew jumps up to make a shot.

Boys’ varsity basketball crushes Delta High School in second half

The boys’ varsity basketball team crushed Delta High School, 67-39, at home on Dec. 4.

The game had a delayed start at 8:15 p.m. due to a scoreboard malfunction before the 4:30 p.m. JV game.

The Cavs scored first, but were soon matched by Delta. Delta gained a lead in the second quarter, but freshman B.J. Askew tied the score, 28-28, in the final four seconds of the half with a free throw.

Askew, freshmen Jayce McCain, Cole Johnson and Rick Barros,  juniors Serajh Esmail, Brad Petchauer and senior Skovran Cunningham all scored in the second half, leaving Delta trailing by double-digits.

Petchauer scored in the final six seconds of the game, bringing the Cavs to win by a deficit of almost 30 points.

Other players on the court included seniors Jaspreet Gill and George Cvetich and junior Jag Lally.

“The team played really good defense in the second half,” coach Dave Ancrum said.

“We could’ve scored 10 more points had the boys done better in the second half.”

Barros was taken out of the game towards the end of the second half due to a hand laceration.

“One of the players scratched me when I went up for a rebound,” he explained.

Askew led the team with 30 points (five of which were 3-pointers). McCain scored 14 points (one 3-pointer), and Johnson, Barros, Esmail, Petchauer and Cunningham shot 9, 7, 3, 2 and 2 points, respectively.

“(Johnson) did a great job with defense and rebounding,” Ancrum said.

“Overall, it was a good team effort.”

The team’s next game is Monday, Dec. 8, against John Adams Academy. The location and time are yet to be announced.

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