Sophomore Steven Wang goes in for a layup against the Buckingham Charter Knights in the JV boys' Jan. 22 game. After keeping the Knights scoreless in the first quarter, the Cavs steamrolled ahead, defeating Buckingham, 54-30.

JV boys keep Buckingham from scoring in first quarter; coach praises ball movement in win

In the first quarter, the JV boys’ basketball team prevented Buckingham Charter from scoring any points. The score at the end of the first was 28-0.

And the Cavs didn’t stop there.  

In fact, the Knights didn’t score any points until three minutes into the second quarter, and their fans cheered wildly.

The boys went on to defeat Buckingham, 54-30, on Jan. 22.

Sophomore Jake Longoria led the team with 13 points, and sophomores Reggie Fan and Steven Wang followed with 12 apiece.

Longoria said that the reason the Cavs won was because of how they played in the first quarter.

“Our defense was really strong,” he said. “We didn’t allow them to score, and we also got every rebound. We passed the ball up the court whenever we saw a person who was wide open. We turned their turnovers into our offensive success.”

However, Longoria said that after the first quarter, the Cavs started playing badly.

“As we turned down our intensity, their intensity went up,” Longoria said.

After every basket made by the Knights, both the fans and players would yell with excitement.

Coach Gary Brisco said that the Cavs won because they played like a team and had good ball movement throughout the game.

“We also passed really well,” Bryce Longoria said.

“Bryce was the player of the game,” Brisco said. “He played with a lot of energy, and made good passes.”

Bryce finished with 6 points.

The boys’ next game is Tuesday, Jan. 26, at home at 4:30 p.m. against Valley Christian Academy.

The Cavs and the Valley Christian Lions are tied for first place in league.

—By Annya Dahmani

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