The boys' JV basketball team huddles during a timeout.

Struggling with layups, JV narrowly loses to Valley Christian

At the end of the game, freshman Bryce Longoria made a 3-pointer to cut the score to a 1-point difference.

However, the boys’ junior varsity still lost to Valley Christian, 46-47, on Feb., 3.

This was the second close loss to Valley. On Jan. 27, the Cavs were defeated, 39-42.

Bryce was the top scorer, with 18 points.

Following Bryce, freshman Jake Longoria scored nine points and sophomore Adam Dean scored eight.

“We lost because we struggled with finishing our layups,” Dean said after the game. “We (also) left people wide open on defense.

“But the biggest thing was we couldn’t get a rebound to save our lives.”

Freshman Reggie Fan and Jake agreed with Dean.

“In order to (have) won, we needed to box out better,” Jake said. “We got out rebounded so hard. Honestly, that lost us the game. We let them get so many offensive rebounds, and they were able to get second chance shots.”

“We played good defense but didn’t rebound,” Fan said.

“I think as a team we all know we could have done something differently to win,” Jake said. “(However) I don’t feel we were outclassed in terms of skill. I just feel all of our players could play better than they did today. So I am not worried about the next time we see them.”

The boys’ next game will be away on Thursday, Feb. 12, against Forest Lake Christian at 4:30 p.m.

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