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Varsity boys' basketball loses 75-46 to Kinnick

The varsity boys' basketball team stayed competitive against Kinnick for much of the game on Tuesday, but eventually lost 75-46. The Knights are now 0-3 this season, with an 0-2 record against Kanto Plains opponents.

CAJ's deficit against the reigning Division I Far East Champions was just 20-18 after the first quarter. From that point, the Red Devils gradually pulled away from the Knights on the strength of hot shooting.

"Kinnick hit a lot of shots. They just shot the ball really well," coach Steve Hall said. "We played them pretty tough, rebounded pretty well and didn't turn the ball over that much. Even thought it ended up being almost a 30-point game, it didn't feel like that. It was one of those games where I feel pretty good about how we played."

Kyle did exactly half of the scoring (23 points) for CAJ. Stephen commented that finding more offensive balance from the perimeter is key for the Knights to complement Kyle's inside scoring.

"We need to attack more and get a little bit more drive-and-kick going," Stephen said. "Kyle was finishing well inside, but most of the rest of us weren't [converting our shot opportunities]."

Kyle had six rebounds to go with his big scoring night. Stephen also had seven points and four steals, and Koji had five points and three steals.

The next game for the Knights will be at ASIJ against Canadian Academy on Friday evening.

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