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Varsity girls' basketball comes from behind to beat Yokota 30-27

The varsity girls' basketball team won its final game before Far East at Yokota on Friday night. The Knights had a comeback victory by a score of 30-27 to move their Kanto Plains record to 8-4.

Like the JV, the varsity had a miserable offensive start to the game. CAJ had just two points at halftime to the Panthers' 13.

"Defensively, we did OK early on," coach Craig Eby said. "On offense, though, we couldn't hang on to the ball. We were putting ourselves in bad positions to catch the ball. We were ice-cold with our shooting and even stuff underneath the basket that wasn't falling."

The floodgates started to open in the third quarter as the Knights' full-court pressure defense started to force more and more turnovers. CAJ kept the ball moving on offense and was able to start hitting outside shots and drive aggressively to earn free throws.

Rachel carried the scoring load, with all 15 of her points coming in the second half. She made eight of her 12 free-throw attempts. The Knights' defense effectively disrupted Yokota with its aggressiveness and never really allowed the Panthers to find their groove.

In addition to Rachel's scoring, CAJ had points from Anna (five), Kachel (three), Mari, Mitsuki and Jessica (two each) and Maika (one).

The Knights will go to Far East in Okinawa next week and play games from Thursday to Saturday.

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