On Saturday, the Colonels claimed a road victory against Lambert, winning 63-52. Friday it lost at home to Creekview,67-62.
In Friday’s game, Creekview took a slight lead against Cass, going up 16-12 in the first quarter, but the Colonels sliced two points off that at the break, trailing 30-28. It took a slim lead at the end of three quarters, scoring 21 points while allowing 18 for a 49-48 lead, but Creekview outscored the hosts in the final period, 19-13, for the victory.
Head coach Greg Scott said the Colonels gave Creekview all it could handle but didn’t finish.
“In the second half we shot 50 percent and took the lead, but then it went back and forth in the fourth quarter until they hit a 3-point shot that put them up with about a minute and a half remaining.”
Scott said Cass did some things right against Creekview.
“We’re right where we need to be for the most part, but we need to execute at the end a little better.”
Tony Mitchell lead Cass scorers with 21 points while Kadeem Sutton found the net with 19 points. Najae Jackson poured in 6, Drew McKaig added 4; Zeke Reed, 9; and Justin Reed, 2.
Cass 63, Lambert 52
The Colonels had more success when they played their second top region foe in two days on Saturday.
The Colonels held a 16-10 lead after a quarter but Lambert fought back to knot the game at 28-18 at halftime.
Cass slowly took controlin the second half with a 15-10 run in. The Colonels added to that bulge in the final period by outscoring their hosts 20-14.
“We did a good job against a good 3-point shooting team,” he said, “and held them to 6-of-25 from the 3-point line. We were 6-of-12 from the 3-point line and shot much better when we came out after halftime.”
“Zeke bounced back from a sub par game Friday and Tony continue to play well,” Scott said. “We also did a good job of executing at the end.”
He said their opponent was tough. “I think Lambert was 8-1 coming into the game, and that’s a big win for us and hopefully will prove a confidence builder.” Zeke Reed led Colonel scorers with 22 points, Mitchell chipped in 14, Sutton dumped in 11 points followed by Payne, 8; Kelin Wells, 3; Jackson, 2; Justin Reed, 2; and McKaig, 1.