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CBA girls hoops edges J-D, takes league title

J-D had not lost a league game since, and started the rematch with every intention of prevailing here, too, as early 3-pointers from Cariseo and Cavanaugh produced a 10-2 lead before Romeo and Voorheis helped the Brothers catch up by the second quarter.

CBA, with JV head coach Tom Niland working in place of varsity coach John Niland (absent due to a family consideration), kept going to Romeo, who had 16 points in the first half alone to keep her side close. But J-D used eight points late in the half by Lauren Beville to move ahead, 26-21, going into halftime.

Just as quickly, J-D's offense dried up in the third quarter, as it went the last 6:26 of the period without a basket. However, the Brothers could not take full advantage, only grabbing a 30-28 lead before the Rams came back to life at the start of the final quarter.

Aside from one tie at 38-38, J-D led most of that fourth quarter, mainly because it had far better offensive balance. Cavanaugh led with 12 points, while Beville earned 11 points, Cariseo seven points and Kara Capstraw and Cydney Goodrum six points apiece.

Romeo kept converting, though, as, with her team down 43-40, she sank two free throws with 1:20 left to pull CBA within one. Then Voorheis, who had eight of her 13 points in the fourth quarter, hit on those late baskets, and the Brothers had secured another league title.

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