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HS girls' basketball teams get one win and one loss against Kinnick

The high school girls' basketball teams played at Kinnick on Thursday night. Varsity won 46-29 and JV lost 28-26 in overtime.

Coach Craig Eby credited CAJ's strong free-throw shooting in the first half (12-of-16) and 10 third-quarter points from Rachel as keys in the win.

"At the start of the second half, we kept fumbling the ball over and over as we tried to keep driving to the rim to get free throws, and Kinnick started to get closer," Eby said. "But Rachel got hot and helped calm us down."

On defense, Eby said the team played smart to keep Kinnick's very tall player from dominating.

Rachel and Mitsuki carried the scoring load for CAJ, finishing with 21 and 16 points, respectively. In rebounds, the Knights were led by Anna (eight), Jessica and Rachel (seven apiece) and Mari (six).

Unfortunately, the JV was unable to hold a halftime lead. Eby did credit Marikah, Charis and Kiera for very strong rebounding inside and Sora for making key shots. But, similarly to varsity, JV struggled significantly with turnovers. At the end of the game, missed free throws also doomed the Knights.

In Kanto Plains play, varsity remains undefeated with a 4-0 record. JV is now 2-2 on the season. Both teams will play on Saturday at home versus YIS starting at 12 p.m.

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