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Varsity boys' basketball completes second day of Kanto Classic Tournament

Thursday was the girls' turn to upset Yokota, and Friday was the boys' turn to repeat the feat!

CAJ's boys' varsity team bounced back after a close 46-42 loss against Kadena by defeating Kanto Plains rival Yokota by a score of 53-47. 

The Knights used aggressive defensive tactics in their second game of the day to score numerous points before the Panthers could set up their defense.

"Our full court pressure caused them problems," coach Steve Hall said. "We didn’t do it all the time, but when we did it, it caused them some trouble. We also did a lot of trapping in the half court with a 1-3-1, 1-2-2 or 1-2-1-1. That caused them to throw the ball away a lot."

Enosh and Takara led the way in scoring both games, combining for 27 and 20 points, respectively, on the day. Hall said Enosh was able to beat his man for a lot of layups in half-court settings, while most of Takara's points came from steals and layups in transition.

CAJ finished 2-2 in pool play and has now pushed its overall season record to 6-10. They will start tournament play on Saturday with a game against Kubasaki at 12:20 p.m.
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