The school is breaking in its new gymnasium with a 3 p.m. game featuring its girls team and a boys game that is expected to start around 4:30 p.m. The ceremony is planned shortly after the conclusion of the girls game.
In between the games, around 4:30 p.m., plans are to honor Eddie Lee Wilkins, a former prep star at the school who went on to star at Gardner-Webb University and for the New York Knicks, with the National Basketball Association, as well as its two top basketball coaches and top boys and girls scorers.
The special recognition is a way to help tie the new location to the school's long tradition of fielding good basketball teams, boys head coach Greg Scott said.
He said the school wants to continue that tradition at its new location, he added.
School officials said those being honored include Clyde Abernathy, who is the highest scoring former member of the boys basketball team; the late Phillip Seymour, who is credited with the most victories while at the helm of the boys teams; Dot Bearden Jenkins, the highest scoring former member of the girls basketball team; Clarissa Bagwell, the coach who guided girls teams to their highest number of victories.
Cass will be playing against Region 7-AAAA foe Lambert in the two games.
The Colonels have a 9-4 overall record and are 2-1 in the region. Lambert is 7-4 overall and is 2-0 in the region.
The Lady Colonels are 2-8 overall and 0-3 in their region. Lambert is 7-3 and 2-0.
The overall and region records for both Cass teams will change prior to Saturday's game as they both go on the road tonight to play region foe and cross-county rival Woodland.