Having never played the Victory Christian Vikings in the past, the JV girls didn’t know what to expect in their Jan. 28 matchup.
The Cavs suffered an unfortunate 46-4 loss at home on senior night.
Sophomore Esme Bruce-Romo led the team with 2 points, which she scored in the first quarter.
The Vikings came out of the gate surging, immediately taking the lead. The Cavs’ shots rolled in and out of the rim, reminiscent of recent games.
The Cavs ended the first quarter trailing, 12-2.
The Vikings didn’t let up in the second. They kept up their pressure and offensive intensity. It seemed as if all the Vikings’ shots seemed to fall, while the Cavs continued to struggle offensively.
Victory Christian doubled their point total, while the only point made by the Cavs in the quarter was a free throw from sophomore Lea Gorny. The Cavs ended the half down, 24-3.
Coming out of halftime, the Vikings upped their intensity. As the Vikings’ offensive presence picked up, the Cavs’ defensive pressure turned down.
The Vikings put up their highest scoring quarter of the night with 18 points. But the Cavs had another 1-point quarter.
A switch flipped for the Cavs in the fourth quarter though. The girls stepped up their defense and limited the Vikings to only 4 points.
Unfortunately, the Cavs couldn’t turn their defense into offense. They ended the quarter scoreless.
Coach Latonia Pitts said there was not a single player of the game, but every member contributed her best effort.
“Regardless of the outcome, there were still smiling faces,” Pitts said.
The girls’ next game is Tuesday, Feb. 2, against the Valley Christian Lions at 3:30 p.m.
—By Jake Longoria