Junior Serajh Esmail shoots a free throw in the overwhelming victory over Cristo Rey, Feb. 3.

Boys’ varsity crushes Cristo Rey, 59-14

Freshman Jayce McCain caught the ball and drove towards the basket, opening the game with a fluid 2-pointer.

Seconds later, he stole the ball and assisted freshman B.J. Askew.

Less than 30 seconds into the game, the Cavs were ahead 4-0. The Cristo Rey Saints immediately called a timeout.

Despite not having freshman starter Rick Barros III, who was out with a back injury, the Cavs went on to crush Cristo Rey, 59-14, at home on Feb. 3.

“We knew we were going to win from the beginning,” McCain said.

“We still had to play as hard as we could, so we could prepare for playoffs.”

McCain was the game’s highest scorer, with 18 points (one 3-pointer). Askew was close behind with 17 (one 3-pointer).

Since Barros was on the bench, senior George Cvetich started, along with senior Skovran Cunningham, freshman Cole Johnson, Askew and McCain.

Cvetich, Cunningham and Johnson also scored, as well as junior Brad Petchauer. Juniors Jag Lally and Serajh Esmail also played.

Since a win was inevitable for the Cavs, the team worked on passing, cutting to the basket and defense, according to coach Dave Ancrum.

“If we just played without us stopping every five minutes we would’ve won by more,” he said.

Before the Cavs’ next game, Ancrum will work on rebounding and free throws, he said.

The Cavs play at home on Friday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. against Lutheran High School.

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