SOUTHWEST GLENDALE — They had open looks. They had opportunities from the corners, they ran plays for shots from beyond the arc and they had chances when the defense backed off.
None of it seemed to pay off for the members of the Holy Family girls' basketball team.
The Gaels missed all 20 of their three-point attempts and made just seven field goals in a 39-24 loss to first-place Alverno on Tuesday in a Horizon League game at the Pacific Community Center.
"[Our shots] weren't falling," said Holy Family Coach Ernest Siy, whose team was 3-1 in league entering Tuesday's game, a game behind Alverno (5-0) in league in the loss column.
"We had plays set up for the three-pointer, but they weren't falling. That's basketball for you."
Alverno, the defending league champion, stepped back and waited for Holy Family to hit a three before contesting the Gaels' shots.
"We were going to play prevent defense until they hit it and they didn't," said Alverno Coach Brent Fabbri, whose team improved to 9-4, 6-0 in league after defeating Holy Family for the second time this season.