Colonels overwhelm SE Whitfield, 71-48
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Cass turned on its offensive jets early and kept them running late while holding its opponent in check defensively to claim a 71-48 victory over Southeast Whitfield on Tuesday night.

The Colonels have been struggling in the win column but you could hardly tell it against the Raiders.

Cass streaked out to a 12-8 lead after a quarter of play, then found a higher offensive gear in the second frame and dropped in 18 points while allowing just 8 points to forge a 30-16 lead that they carried to the midway point of the contest.

The Colonels turned in their highest offensive total of the game in the third quarter, when they buried 23 points against 10 allowed by the Raiders, going up 53 to 26.

Cass chipped in 18 more points in the final period while Southeast struck back with 22 points.

Head coach Greg Scott said while Cass put on a much better offensive performance on the night, the team has room to improve.

“We did a good job attacking offensively tonight, but we still missed 15 or 18 easy shots and that’s probably being generous,” he said. “We played very well defensively. We turned them over numerous times in the first half.”

Scott said the team picked up a nice win and looks to be improving.

“I think some things are starting to come around,” he said. “I hope we can use the upcoming holiday tournament to get some wins and for our team to bond and gets some things done before we get into our subregion play.”

The win gives Cass a 2-8 record overall while Southeast Whitfield fell to 1-10.

Cass returns to the hardwood next week, when it takes on Belfry, Ky., in the Mountain Schoolboy Classic on Thursday, Dec. 27. Cass then plays two other teams on Dec. 28 and 29.

Scoring for the Colonels were Keylon Woodard, 4 points; Najae Jackson, 9; Trez Thompson, 6; Kelin Wells, 2; Jordan Morning, 2; Gregory Edwards, 11; Darius Thrower, 6; Jordan Cothran, 5; Chris Darden, 4; Justin Reed, 20; Jeremy Coone, 2.

Leading the way for Southeast Whitfield, Bryce Middlebrooks tallied 20 points and Chaz Payne touched the nets for 12.