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Varsity boys' basketball loses 83-32 to ASIJ

The varsity boys' basketball team ran into an offensive machine on Friday, losing to ASIJ by a score of 83-32. The Mustangs used excellent outside shooting and several aggressive drives to take a 65-13 lead midway through the third quarter.

At that point, the Knights turned up their defensive effort and communication and outscored their opponent 19-18 the rest of the game.

Enosh led a balanced CAJ attack with seven points, while Takara and Stephen both had five points.

Coach Steve Hall praised the way his team finished the game against maybe its toughest opponent of the season, singling out the team's improved hustle in the second half.
"It's just getting the effort to be focused and getting everyone on the same page doing the same thing, instead of random effort," Hall said. "I think that got better as the game went on."

Takara agreed with his coach's sentiments and also pointed out another area for improvement.
"When we run our offense, we usually try to run the play instead of attacking the basket. Each one of us should be looking to attack the basket [first] before looking to pass to someone else," he said.

The Knights will play their second game in as many days on Saturday at 1 p.m. against St. Maur at home. The varsity's record now stands at 3-8, including a 0-6 mark in league play.
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