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Varsity girls' basketball loses 32-18 to ASIJ and beats Canadian Academy 51-39

The varsity girls' basketball team played two games at ASIJ on Friday night, a league game against ASIJ and then a non-league game against Canadian Academy. CAJ lost 32-18 against ASIJ but then beat Canadian Academy to move its league record to 3-1 and overall record to 4-1.

Against the Mustangs, the Knights just couldn't get anything going against an ASIJ zone defense that moved well. ASIJ gradually extended its lead in a slow-paced contest.

"Their zone pushed us out a little bit further than we wanted to be," coach Craig Eby said. "Our shooters couldn’t get going because they were shooting a foot or two further than they wanted."

In that game, Rachel had eight points and Anna had six points and five rebounds. Jessica also had eight rebounds.

CAJ turned its offense around dramatically against Canadian Academy. Eby said the Knights' shots "were falling right from the start" and they had no problem generating quality shots on most possessions.

"Rachel was hitting so many shots in the third quarter that they started playing a box-and-chaser [defense] on her," Eby said. "Because of that, the middle was opened up for us and Anna got a lot of shots where she is comfortable, and she ended up with six points in the fourth quarter."

Some key performances from the Canadian Academy game came from Rachel (18 points and seven rebounds), Anna (14 points and nine rebounds) and Kachel (12 points and five rebounds).

The Knights' next official game will be on January 10 versus Seisen at CAJ. However, they will play the alumni next Tuesday at CAJ.


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