The Colonels practiced Monday after the tournament got postponed due to inclement weather, and it seemed to make a difference.
"I think the best thing today [Tuesday] was we got a day of practice in [Monday] after being off for the Christmas break," Cass coach Greg Scott said. "We looked like we were a step behind where we would be if we were [playing] every day."
In spite of lacking their usual step, the Colonels roared out to a 14-8 lead in the first quarter and led by seven points at halftime, 29-22.
Cass outscored the Wolverines by 13 points in the third quarter, as it held West Forsyth under 10 points for the second time in the game.
The Colonels entered the fourth quarter with a 48-28 advantage.
"Sam Taylor continued to shoot the ball well, and Elijah Windom came off the bench and scored 13 [points] and shot the ball well," Scott said.
Scorers for the Colonels included: Taylor, 15; Windom, 13; Trey Walker, 9; Ian Clay, 6; Zeke Reed, 4; Jay Stephens, 4; Tarris Batiste, 3; and Kadeem Sutton, 1.
Scott said he knew the Wolverines would be a tough draw after they took down Creekview by eight points, a team, he said, Cass struggled to beat in its 56-53 Region 7-AAAA victory Dec. 17.
The Colonels (8-3), however, withstood West Forsyth and look to their next two games, today vs. Banneker and Thursday vs. Cherokee.
As for today's 7:30 p.m. game, Cass's head coach expects a fast-paced game with the College Park-based Trojans, a Region 4-AAAA team.
"I expect them to be very athletic from the [top] of their lineup all the way to the bottom," Scott said.
He said the Warriors, a Class AAAAA team out of Region 5, will be a solid opponent Thursday night.