Senior Micaela Bennett-Smith prepares for sophomore Natalie Brown to inbound the ball in the Faith Christian game, Feb. 10.

Strong start leads to girls’ 47-29 triumph over Faith Christian

In an exhilarating game against Faith Christian High School, Feb. 10, the girls’ basketball team won 47-29.

The Cavs were ahead of the Lions the majority of the game, but they pushed even further ahead in the third quarter.

“Our defense was on point,” sophomore Natalie Brown said. “We only let them score two points in the third.”

In fact, the girls were so effective that junior Julia Owaidat said it was “the best defense we have ever played.”

The Lions were also weaker than usual because their leading scorer was out of the game due to injury.

The Cavs also wanted the victory more and their shots were dropping, Owaidat said.

“Depending on how we do in the next three games (including the game against Faith Christian) will tell us if we’re going to playoffs or not,” coach Matt Vargo said before the game.

“If we win the next three, we will definitely go to playoffs, but if we don’t, I’m not really sure what will happen.”

Freshman Annya Dahmani and senior Micaela Bennett-Smith both had six steals. These also contributed to the Cavs’ strong victory, Brown said.

The girls’ next game is Thursday, Feb. 12, against Forest Lake Christian at 6 p.m.

To secure a playoff berth, the Cavs must win the Forest Lake game and the Feb. 12 match against Buckingham Charter.


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