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JV girls' basketball routs ISSH 41-17

CAJ's JV girls' basketball team beat ISSH 41-17 on Tuesday despite playing with only five players. The Knights' season record is now 5-3.

With three girls sick, the team had no substitutes available (compared to eight subs for the Symbas) and had to play smart to avoid foul trouble and fatigue. The Knights ended up fouling only once all game. Coach Jared Johnson said the team was patient on offense, which helped manage the energy level.

"We played exactly how I wanted to play in this game," Johnson said. "On defense, we cut off driving lanes and kept the ball on the perimeter. On offense, we screened well, we moved the ball well and we were smart about driving to the basket when the lanes were open."

The Knights jumped out to a 14-6 lead after the first quarter and kept widening the margin gradually. In fact, the team held ISSH scoreless in the third quarter with strong defensive rotations and good ball control on offense.

All five Knights players finished with at least four points. Mari led with 18 points and 16 rebounds, Charis had seven points, 13 rebounds and three steals, Tayoung had six points, three rebounds and two assists, Kiara had six points and three rebounds and Mariko had four points, four rebounds and four steals.

"All five girls had strong individual performances, and they also worked well together as a team," Johnson said.

The Knights will play next at home against ASIJ next Tuesday.

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