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J-D girls denied unbeaten regular season by CBA

Hot-shooting first half helps Brothers to 62-50 win

— Johnson finished with 18 points and eight rebounds before fouling out, while Romeo had 19 points, nine rebounds and five blocks. Cuomo contributed 12 points. For J-D, who played without key reserve Arriell Mussi, yleigh Cavanaugh led with 17 points, with Lauren Beville adding 10 points and Cydney Goodrum managing nine points.

With the CBA girls win in the books, now the boys Brothers took its latest shot at J-D, a day after it was announced that Coleman would play in the McDonald's All-American game late in Chicago, one of just 24 seniors in the country named to that elite event.

Coleman celebrated with a first half against CBA that included four different dunks and 11 points overall. Cavanaugh fueled J-D's quick start with eight first-quarter points, including a driving slam of his own, and Kinsey added nine of his 13 points in the second period.

All of this helped the Rams amass a 41-19 halftime edge. The margin got as big as 49-23 midway through the third period, and from there J-D cruised, even though the Brothers made a frantic late comeback when the starters went to the bench.

Overall, Coleman managed 23 points, displaying his shooting touch with a pair of outside jumpers in the fourth quarter, while Cavanaugh had 22 points. CBA had 11 different players score, with Charlie Russo (12 points) and Dylan Haines (11 points) leading the way.

All the tune-ups went according to script. J-D’s girls made it 17-0 last Monday when it went to Phoenix and had one of its best offensive efforts of the season in a 65-31 romp of the Firebirds.

What was an 11-11 tie changed in the second quarter, when the Red Rams outscored Phoenix 18-6. Along the way, J-D hit 10 3-pointers.

Four players scored in double figures, led again by Cavanaugh, who had 17 points. Katie Maroney earned 12 points while Mussi also had 12 points. Stephanie Mannion added 11 points as she hit a trio of 3-pointers, with Mussi, Maroney and Cavnaugh hitting two apiece.

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