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Varsity girls' basketball falls short 45-30 against ASIJ

After a poor offensive first half, the varsity girls' basketball team was unable to complete a comeback against ASIJ on Senior Night on Tuesday. The Knights lost 45-30 to move to a record of 6-3 in league play.

CAJ had just nine points at halftime and was down 30-11 at one point in the third quarter. The Knights had trouble shooting and penetrating on ASIJ's stingy zone defense. However, the Knights quickly warmed up from the outside and scored the game's next 11 points to close the gap significantly.

"We had a big [third] quarter with 17 points, there was no doubt about it," coach Craig Eby said. "But we needed another big quarter to pull this win off, and we just didn't have one."

Eby commented that bad passes hurt the team all game. He said the Knights often tried to force difficult passes instead of making shorter, quicker passes. The Mustangs also had a couple of bigger players who hurt the Knights with scoring and rebounding around the basket.

CAJ's scoring was done by Rachel (14), Mitsuki (six), Anna (four), Kachel and Jessica (three each). Jessica and HyeonSeo and six and five rebounds, respectively, and Rachel had two blocks.

CAJ will play next at Kinnick on Thursday evening.

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