Sophomore Rick Barros looks to pass in the Cavs' 78-70 victory over the Bear River Bruins on Dec. 17.

SPORTS SHORT: Good defense leads varsity boys to 78-70 victory over Bear River

This is the first game of the Victory Christian Tournament (Dec. 17-19) for the varsity boys.

Date: Dec. 17

Opponent: Bear River High School (3-3, Division IV)

Score: 78-70

Leading Scorer: Sophomore B.J. Askew (25)

Players of the game (per coach David Ancrum): Sophomore Reggie Fan and junior Aidan Cunningham – “Reggie and Aidan played very well defensively. They did a great job finishing around the basket as well.”

Inside info from Jake Longoria: “In the first half, one of the (Bruins) made a couple threes which closed the gap, and (the Bruins) took the lead. In the second half (sophomore) Cole (Johnson) guarded him, and he was slowed down and ineffective for the team.”

Next game: Dec. 18 against Stockton Christian at 7 p.m.

—By Alexa Mathisen