Sophomore B.J. Askew dribbles up the court in the Cavs' first league game of the season. The varsity boys won 70-26 on Jan. 8.

Varsity boys pummel Cristo Rey, 70-26, in Cavs’ first league game

The varsity boys dominated their first home league game of the season, on Jan. 8, against Cristo Rey, 70-26.

From the beginning the Cavs had the upper hand, quickly gaining a large lead. Fast break after fast break, the boys made countless layups.

The Cavs stole the ball many times as well. Sophomores Cole Johnson and Jayce McCain had five steals each.

The first quarter finished with a score of 32-5.

Because the Cavs were so dominant, there were many substitutions throughout the entire game, allowing the usual starters breaks and rest.

The Cavs continued to dominate throughout the second and third quarters with scores of 43-16 and 64-20.

With one minute left in the fourth quarter, senior Serajh Esmail butted heads with a Cristo Rey player, who fell on the court and didn’t get up for about 15 minutes.

This caused about a 20-minute delay in the game, concluding with the player  being helped out, crying, with a likely concussion.

The Cavs finished out the one minute remaining and won, 70-26.

Sophomore B.J. Askew was the leading scorer with 27, including four 3-pointers.

“We expected to win, since we won by so much last year, but we still stayed focused and motivated,” McCain said.

The Cavs’ next game is away on Monday, Jan. 11, at Bradshaw Christian.

—By Alexa Mathisen

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