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CHRISTIAN ACADEMY IN JAPAN
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Varsity girls' basketball survives to earn 42-40 victory over ISSH

The varsity girls' basketball team hung on in the fourth quarter to win a close game at ISSH on Thursday by a score of 42-40. The Knights now have a 2-0 record.

ISSH scored the first eight points of the game as CAJ committed some turnovers and failed to contest many of the Symbas' shots. The Knights tightened things up for the rest of the half, pulling ahead and actually taking an eight-point lead at halftime.

The game got close again in the second half, though, as the Symbas took advantage of the lack of defensive communication from the Knights. A variety of players from ISSH converted open shots both near the basket and from the midrange areas.

In the fourth quarter, though, CAJ survived thanks to a timely three-pointer by Mitsuki and several free-throw misses by ISSH. The Symbas were 2-of-10 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and 6-of-16 during the entire game. The Knights, meanwhile, made seven of their 11 free throws.

"The free throws were definitely the difference in this game," according to coach Craig Eby. "We were very fortunate to come away with a win."

Some key performances for the Knights came from Mitsuki (14 points, four rebounds), Anna (12 points, seven rebounds), Kachel (six points, eight rebounds) and Rachel (six points).

The next game for the Knights will be at home against St. Maur on Saturday afternoon.

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