The Cavs get on offense to and attempt to throw off Faith Christian's defensive guards.

Girls’ varsity basketball easily trounces Faith Christian; high scorer earns triple double

(Photo used by permission of Sue Johnson)
The Cavs get on offense to and attempt to throw off Faith Christian’s defensive guards.

Date: Feb. 7

Opponent: Faith Christian High School

Score: 44-21 (Cav victory)

Leading scorers: Junior Yasmin Gupta (20) and sophomore Heidi Johnson (20).

Gupta also had a triple double, meaning she had double digits in three different areas: points, rebounds and steals.

Inside info from Johnson: “Because of the altered lineup (there were only five players, two of which were pulled up from the JV team), we had some problems and sloppy plays in the beginning, but we began to work together a bit better in the second quarter.”

At the half, the score was 22-14.

While Faith Christian “hustled and had good defense” and was more aggressive than in the last game on Jan. 13, the team still fell short, giving the outnumbered Cavs an easy win.

Inside info from sophomore Emily Hayes: Hayes was one of the two JV players but has played up before.

Although there were only five players, Hayes said the team played well.

“We weren’t too tired, and we worked really well together, especially on defense.”

Inside info from freshman Jewel Turner:

The other JV player, Turner was a first-time player on varsity.

“It wasn’t as scary or intimidating as I thought it would be,” Turner said. “It wasn’t that different from JV.

“I felt that I struggled with offense and knowing when to be where on the court, (though).”

Unavailable players: A large chunk of the team was out due to sickness or upcoming tests, most notably junior Annya Dahmani, who is typically a high scorer.

Next game: Thursday, Feb. 9, against El Dorado Adventist at 6 p.m. at home.

By Mohini Rye

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