The JV girls huddle around coach Latonia Pitts in the Cavs' homecoming game against Waldorf, Jan. 15. The girls fell to the Waves, 14-50.

Stagnant shooting contributes to JV girls’ loss in Homecoming game against Waldorf

While the other basketball teams took on the Faith Christian Lions for Homecoming, Jan. 15, the JV girls faced off against the Sacramento Waldorf Waves.

Unfortunately, the Cavs fell short, losing, 50-14, to the Waves in the first game of the night.

Freshman Chloe Collinwood led the team with 6 points, followed by sophomore Nina Dym with 3.

The Cavs fought valiantly in the first, but the Waves were able to start building up a lead.

Shots that usually fall for the Cavs weren’t, and they slowly fell behind ending the quarter down 16-7.

More of the same followed for the Cavs in the second. While lucky shots for the Waves always seemed to find a way to the bottom of the net, the Cavs’ buckets rimmed in-and-out.

The girls were outscored 8-3 and ended the half down, 24-10.

Coming out of halftime, the girls seemed to fall into a slump. Despite relentless defensive aggression, they struggled on the offensive end.

Not a single shot for the Cavs went in the entire third quarter, allowing the Waves to accumulate a 31-10 lead.

The Cavs ended the game on a high note, putting 4 points on the board.

Head coach Latonia Pitts said Collinwood and sophomore Lea Gorny were the players of the game: Collinwood for hard and passionate time on the court and “Lea (for) coming off the bench in one of the best games I have seen her play.”

The Cavs’ next game is Friday, Jan. 26, at home against Valley Christian.

—By Jake Longoria

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