Even with slow start boys’ basketball defeats Lutheran yet again

The boys’ basketball team defeated Lutheran High School for the second time this season on Jan. 10, 87-47.

The Cavs had previously defeated the Panthers on Dec. 2, 71-48, in their first game of the season.

Junior Cole Johnson led the team with 24 points, followed by junior Reggie Fan and freshman Jackson Crawford with 13 apiece.

“We played to most of our potential,” Johnson said.

Fan agreed.

“We played great defense,” Fan said.

However, Crawford said the boys had a slow start and a bad first half.

“But our third quarter was really good,” he said. “We outscored them 30 to 6.”

Crawford attributed outscoring the Panthers to moving the ball a lot better in the second half and taking smarter shots.

“A couple of times we got beat back on defense, but besides that, it was one of our better games for sure,” Crawford said.

Fan also said that the reason the Cavs won by more points in their second game against the Panthers was because the Cavs were more comfortable.

“We are now used to playing as a team,” he said.

In fact, their win was a whole-team effort.

Of the eleven players on the team, eight contributed three or more points.

However, the Panthers had one main player who scored 27 points.

The boys’ next game is on Jan. 13, at home against Faith Christian at 7:30 p.m.

The Cavs will face the Lions in the winter homecoming game.

By Annya Dahmani

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