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JV boys' basketball loses 75-24 to ASIJ

The JV boys’ basketball team had another tough game against the talented ASIJ Mustangs on Tuesday, losing 75-24. ASIJ took an 18-2 lead after one quarter and kept widening the margin little by little throughout the game.

CAJ’s offense looked out of sorts in the early part of the game and committed many turnovers on the perimeter.

“Usually in the first quarter, it looks like we’re not warmed up yet,” said assistant coach Rick Handa. “That results in bad passing. When we get to the third or fourth quarter, we start to wake up. I’m not sure why, but they seem to be more aggressive [later in the game].”

Asuma added that the team’s offensive struggles, which lasted until about the midway point of the fourth quarter, came from the team’s passive mindset.

“We were too concentrated on running the offense, so even when people were open, we continued to run the plays,” Asuma said. “We kept the ball outside when there were people open inside.”

CAJ did hit some nice outside shots to close the game to bring its score up. Asuma ended with 10 points and Gyeong Jun had five points.

The Knights' league record is now 1-9. Their next game is a home contest against St. Mary's next Tuesday.
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