Freshman Sage Spradlin knocks the ball away from a Sacramento Adventist player during the Cavs' 58-20 loss at Country Day on Feb. 11. (All photos by Emma Boersma)

After tough first quarter, girls basketball team falls to Sacramento Adventist (SLIDESHOW INCLUDED)

Freshman point guard Jada Grey led the Cavs with 13 points in a 58-20 loss to the Sacramento Adventist Capitals at Country Day on Feb. 11. 

The Cavs (3-15 overall, 2-9 Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League) trailed 26-7 after the first quarter due to aggressive pressure by the Capitals (24-3 overall, 10-1 SMAL).

Coach Latonia Pitts said the Cavs needed to be more patient early in the game.

“We were rushing during the first quarter,” Pitts said. “It was a difficult quarter, but we were able to break the press more easily as the game progressed.”

Junior small forward Stephanie Ye said the team needs to work on strategy.

“We need to find different ways to make plays,” Ye said.

Freshman center Brynne Barnard-Bahn agreed.

“We could’ve done better executing our plays,” she said. “We also lacked communication, which was another factor in our loss.”

The Cavs’ next game, their season finale, is Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. against Western Sierra (14-13 overall, 5-6 SMAL) at Country Day.

By Miles Morrow