Thanks in part to a particularly strong offensive first quarter in which the Cavs outscored the Buckingham Charter High School Knights, 28-2, the varsity Cavs won their fourth league game, 75-37, at home on Jan. 22.

“The first quarter was the best basketball we played all year,” junior Adam Dean said.

“We were forcing turnovers and getting easy fast break points. There was great ball movement on offense, which led to more easy points.”

The boys held the Knights to only a field goal in the first quarter.

The second quarter went pretty similarly, according to Dean. The Cavs continued to play good defense and were strong on offense, ending the first half, 42-10.

During the third quarter, sophomores B.J. Askew and Cole Johnson scored 6 points apiece, and the Cavs outscored the Knights, 20-9.

The fourth quarter was a slightly different story;the Knights outscored the Cavs 11-10.

Sophomore Rick Barros III was the leading scorer with 26 points, making eight of 10 free throws as well.

“This team beat us last year, so we wanted to show them that we were much better than them,” sophomore Jayce McCain said.

Coach David Ancrum named senior Brad Petchauer as player of the game because of scrappy play and defense.

Dean didn’t play because of a sprained ankle.

The Cavs’ next game is on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at home against Valley Christian (6-9) at 8 p.m.

—By Alexa Mathisen

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