The junior varsity boys’ basketball team placed third in a tournament for playoffs, Feb. 12.
There were four teams in the tournament: Sacramento Adventist, Country Day, Buckingham and Valley Christian.
The first game the Cavs played was against Sac Adventist; they were defeated, 33-36.
“We lost because we failed to take care of the ball,” sophomore Adam Dean said afterwards. “And when (it) was close towards the end, we couldn’t execute. Overall it was the worst game we played all season.”
Freshman Reggie Fan agreed.
“We were missing shots we usually make and missed too many free throws.”
“Ball movement could have been better at the end of the game,” freshman Harkirat Lally said. “We did not make shots we usually do.”
Fan was the top scorer with seven points.
Following Fan, Dean and freshman Bryce Longoria scored six points apiece.
However, the team responded immediately afterward, thrashing Buckingham, 59-21.
“(Buckingham) isn’t a very developed team and doesn’t play very good team basketball,” freshman Jake Longoria said.
Lally was the top scorer of this game with 12 points.
Jake and sophomore David Boley scored 11 points apiece.
These two games were the last of the season.
“We continued to improve on most things throughout the season,” Dean said. “But we still had a few of the same issues at the beginning and end of the season, like making layups and boxing out.”
“We started playing better teams towards the end, but we were able to still compete and win,” Jake said. “As a team we all began to learn how each of us plays and our strengths and weaknesses.”