Sophomore Jayce McCain defends a Brookside Christian Knight in the final game of the Victory Christian Varsity Basketball Tournament. The varsity boy won their first tournament of the year with a 66-57 victory.

Sophomore Cole Johnson named MVP as Cavs beat Brookside to win tournament

In a competitive final game of the Victory Christian Varsity Basketball Tournament, the Cavs defeated Brookside Christian, winning them the tournament title.

Sophomore Cole Johnson was the leading scorer with an impressive 23 points.

The first quarter remained very close, both teams neck and neck. Sophomore B.J. Askew scored 6 points in the quarter, and Johnson had 8 points. The quarter finished in an 18-18 tie.

During the second quarter the Cavs scored 14 points, earning themselves a lead, 32-28, going into the half. According to junior Adam Dean, the Cavs played good defense throughout the first half.

But Brookside started to play more aggressively and had a huge run during the third quarter, tying the score again by the end of the third quarter, 43-43.

The Cavs were up to the challenge, though, finishing the game 66-57, winning them the tournament for the first time this year.

“We weren’t selfish,” Askew said. “We passed the ball well. And we made open shots.”

Askew and Johnson were awarded all-tournament honors by the participating coaches, and Johnson was named MVP of the tournament.

Dean didn’t play due to an ankle injury.

“I thought they did a great job of closing out the game by way of free throws and defense,” coach David Antrum said.

The Cavs’ next game is against Highlands High School on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at home at 5 p.m.

—By Alexa Mathisen

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