Junior Jag Lally caught the ball and leapt just as the final buzzer rang.

Everyone’s breath caught in their throats as the ball sailed into the basket.

With a buzzer beater to finish the game, the Cavs beat the Faith Christian Lions, 75-37, at winter Homecoming on Jan. 16.

Tonight’s shot was Lally’s first entrance in the stat books.

“I never expected to do this, especially tonight,” he said.

Senior Jaspreet Gill also scored a basket.

“It was such a rush,” he said. “I’ve scored before but never in front of such a huge crowd.”

There was such a large turnout that extra rows of chairs had to be added behind the visitors’ bench and by the equipment closet on the far side of the gym.

High scorers included freshmen B.J. Askew with 22 points (three 3-pointers), Jayce McCain with 20 points (one 3-pointer) and Rick Barros III with 16 points.

The players were pleased with the huge Homecoming crowd.

“(They) really amped us up,” McCain said.

As in past games, the Cavs were started slowly. They were behind for most of the first quarter, until Askew made a bucket to tie the score just before the second quarter began.

“They have to learn how to start off on a good foot on their own,” coach Dave Ancrum said.

“They made a huge adjustment, though, once they got into (the game).”

The boys’ next game is Friday, Jan. 23, at Vaca Pena Middle School against Buckingham at 7:30 p.m.

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