Holding Saints scoreless in first quarter, JV girls fall just short in final game

After losing to Delta High School 53-13 in their previous matchup (Dec. 14), the Cavs looked to end the season with a win at home on Feb. 16.

Despite their previous landslide defeat, the Cavs stayed in the game, losing narrowly, 28-25.

Even though the stands were only semi-filled, the gym was still packed with energy.

The Cavs came out hot, immediately shutting down the Saints, who struggled on the offensive end.

For the first time this season, the girls held a team scoreless for the entire quarter, and closed out the first quarter up, 9-0.

Head coach Latonia Pitts said the first quarter was “the best quarter I have seen from them all season.”

But in the second quarter, things took a turn. The Cavs’ defense faltered and gave the Saints crucial and easy points.

The Saints had their highest scoring quarter of the night, dropping 13, while the Cavs only put up 4, leaving the score tied at 13 going into the half.

Coming out of the half, the Saints didn’t lose momentum. They kept up their pressure and did not give the Cavs any breathing room.

The Saints’ intensity paid off and gave them a comfortable 22-17 lead going into the fourth.

The Cavs tried to fire back in the fourth, but it was too little too late. Despite outscoring the Saints 8-6, they could not close the gap.

After the game, Pitts said that although freshman Alice Kelley stood out for rebounding and passing, all 10 girls deserved to be player of the game.

—By Jake Longoria

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