The boys’ basketball team was determined to defeat the Faith Christian Lions at their winter Homecoming game on Jan. 13.
And they did just that.
The Cavs defeated the Lions, 50-45, but it wasn’t easy.
The score was close throughout the game, and leads switched multiple times.
In the crowd there were teachers, students and parents cheering loudly for the boys.
The gym was full, with both Cavs’ fans and Lions’ fans eagerly watching the game.
Both junior Reggie Fan and coach David Ancrum attributed the win to the Cavs’ defense.
“We had good defense and closed out on shots,” Fan said.
Junior Cole Johnson led the team with 14 points, followed by freshman Jackson Crawford with 13.
Although many players said the team showed really strong defense, certain players, including Fan, said the Cavs need to improve on layups.
“And we need to improve on being more patient on offense,” Fan said.
Junior Harkirat Lally said the team needs to work on layups as well.
Ancrum chose Lally as the player of the game.
“In the second half he was tougher on the ball,” Ancrum said. “He made some big layups for us.”
The boys have an overall record of 10-3 and a league record of 3-1.
Fan said that he expects to win league even though they lost to Sacramento Adventist on Jan. 3, 38-50.
He also said that Sacramento Adventist is the Cavs’ biggest competition in league.
The boys’ next game is on Friday, Jan. 20, against the Buckingham Charter Knights at 7:30 p.m. at Vaca Pena Middle School.
The Knights have an overall record of 1-10 and a league record of 1-2.
—By Annya Dahmani