Fun fact: The field at Cristo Rey is extremely wide, which the Cavs were not used to.
Inside info per junior Nate Jakobs: “(The Cristo Rey team) has really good footwork, but in terms of speed or size, they’re a pretty small team. They always provide a good challenge.
“We played the ball in the middle, whereas (Cristo Rey) uses the sides and corners a lot, which they definitely took advantage of.
“We could really work on spacing (ourselves) out, but for the most part we played a really good game. Cristo Rey ended up getting two breaks, which won the game for them.”
Inside info per sophomore Emma Boersma:
“(Cristo Rey) was very aggressive. They fouled us quite a few times, but the referees didn’t call the fouls. Once, (a Cristo Rey player) threw (junior) Theo Kaufman, but the referee called a foul against us.
“They were also verbally aggressive: they trash-talked us and talked back to the referees, which earned them a lot of yellow cards.
“We struggled with communication. We (didn’t) communicate who was guarding who, which left a lot of people open.