“Good D! Good D!” boys’ JV coach Gary Brisco yelled from the sidelines.
It was the last 10 seconds of the game, and the Cavs were leading by 10 points.
As the final buzzer sounded, the team celebrated their victory.
The Cavs defeated Woodland Christian at the Yolo County Fairgrounds, 52-44, on Dec. 7.
“I’m confident that we’ll win,” sophomore Jake Longoria said before the game. “We’ll win as long as we play our game.”
And as Longoria expected, the Cavs dominated.
Longoria led the team with 21 points. Sophomore Reggie Fan followed with 11.
Brisco attributed the win to the boys’ aggressiveness.
“We moved the ball well,” he added.
Longoria said it had more to do with the Cardinals’ fouling.
“We got them into foul trouble early (in the game) with our drives,” he said.
After the first quarter, the Cavs were already in the bonus.
“We were able to create opportunities because of their turnovers,” he added.
Fan said that the team had good ball movement.
However both the coach and players said there’s room for improvement.
“(We need to improve on) rebounding,” Brisco said. “It’s the same thing every game.”
Longoria agreed with Brisco.
“The defense inside was bad, and we didn’t box out,” Jake said. “We didn’t capitalize on every opportunity to score open shots.”
Sophomore Bryce Longoria said that the team needs to work on their free throws; the boys went 21 for 32.
Longoria added that the fairgrounds court was strange, and not the typical one that the team is used to.
“The ball bounced really easily because of the tiles,” he said. “I didn’t like it.”
Longoria also said that he wasn’t used to playing on this type of floor.
The gym was located in a warehouse in the Yolo County Fairgrounds. The floor was made of red and blue tiles.
The boys’ next game is Tuesday, Dec. 15, away against Napa High School, at 5:30 p.m.
The JV boys’ are now 1-1. They lost to Vintage High School on Dec. 1.
—By Annya Dahmani