Boys’ basketball closes up season with loss to Big Valley Christian in first playoff game

(Photo by Nina Dym)
Junior Reggie Fan struggles to maintain possession of a ball as two Lions tug at him.

In their first playoff game, the boys’ varsity basketball team lost to the Big Valley Christian Lions, ending their season.

It was a close game, 63-66, but according to freshman Jackson Crawford, it was one of their worst.

“We didn’t really have that spark,” Crawford said.

Freshman Christopher Wilson agreed.

“We just didn’t have the spirit we usually have,” Wilson said.

Junior Cole Johnson, the team’s leading scorer, ended the game with 30 points.

Junior Reggie Fan made 14 points, making him the game’s second highest scorer.

According to Fan, the loss was due to the team’s spacing.

“Our spacing on offense was pretty bad; we were too close together,” Fan said.

“There was no space for people to drive. It made us settle a lot for jump shots.”

Senior Jesus Galindo agreed that the Cavs were not playing their best..

“We made the same mistakes we have (made) the entire year, and those mistakes reflected (in) our game,” Galindo said.

Galindo said that the loss was also because of a lack of motivation.

“We didn’t want it as much as they did,” Galindo said. “In playoffs it’s all about how much you want the win.”

By Anna Frankel

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