Freshman Cole Johnson shoots a 2-pointer.

Overcoming slow start, boys’ varsity defeats Capitals

Freshman Rick Barros jumped and tipped the ball over to freshman B.J. Askew just as the opening whistle blew.

Unfortunately, Sacramento Adventist stole the ball and left the Cavs behind by at least a point for half of the first quarter.

However, once the boys found their rhythm, they were able to beat the Capitals, 72-60, at home on Jan. 12.

“We are always a little slow to start off,” freshman Jayce McCain admitted.

High scorers of the game included McCain with 21 points (three 3-pointers), Askew with 17 points (two 3-pointers), Barros with 16 points, and freshman Cole Johnson with 12 points.

Coach Dave Ancrum is apprehensive about the boys’ next match against Highlands High School.

“Highlands has a shorter guard (senior Marquiest Murphy) who scored 30 points in a game (against Amador High School),” he said.

He added that Barros will have his hands full with the taller members of the Highlands team.

The boys play Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Highlands at 4 p.m.

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