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JV girls' basketball loses 30-20 to Yokota

The JV girls' basketball team couldn't recover from a slow offensive start on Saturday and ended up losing 30-20 to Yokota. The Knights are now 3-3 this season.

CAJ had trouble getting shots to fall in the first three quarters and had only 10 points to the Panthers' 26 points in the first 24 minutes of play. The Knights picked up their aggression and ended with a 10-4 advantage in the final quarter despite the fact that the Panthers still had their main players in the game.

Coach Jared Johnson said CAJ's biggest issue was rebounding. The bigger Panthers had a 27-13 advantage in offensive rebounds over the Knights.

"Yokota got two, three or even four shots on most of their offensive possessions," Johnson said. "We may have been unlucky with how many of our shots were missing, but the fact that they were able to attempt so many more shots than us was the difference in this game."

Johnson commended the team's defensive play outside of the rebounding. He added that the team's biggest point of emphasis after rebounding is being more aggressive on their drives and being willing to absorb contact from the defense.

CAJ was led by Mariko (eight points and five rebounds) and Mari (seven points and 13 rebounds) in the statistics department.

The Knights' next game will be next Wednesday at YIS.

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