Big Second Quarter Helps Banks Over Cascade

By Jeremy McDonald

BANKS, Ore.–Banks came out firing from the jump against Cascade, using back-to-back three’s to build a 10-0 lead from the start.

But, the Cougars answered with a 7-2 run to cut it to 12-7 deficit by quarters end as Cascade looked to find a solution in slowing down Banks and keeping the game in striking distance entering the second eight minutes.
The Braves, however, found their groove again to start the second quarter and began to pull away leading the Cougars 37-15 at halftime and pushed their lead further in the third quarter in the 74-38 win over Cascade Tuesday night.
“We started to get overwhelmed at the end of the first, start of the second and turnovers,” said Jordan Sampson who scored 10 points in the loss.  “We just got to pick up our heads, keep playing hard…we can easily fix that, got to keep our heads in the game, fix it in practice and go harder in practice.”
Head Coach Steve Ball (center) looking on as Cascade falls to Banks Monday Night (Picture By Jeremy McDonald)
With them making another road trip Friday, this time to Sweet Home (3-3) for a 7:15pm tip-off, their Tuesday night game on the road provides them something to work on at practice Wednesday and Thursday in order to improve for Friday to bring home a ‘W’ with Central coming to Turner Monday evening.
“Well we got to be more ready to play, we did not execute on either ends of the floor very well,” starts Head Coach Steve Ball. “Just too many sloppy misses on defense.  Not moving the ball quick enough on our offense.  We were very passive in our offense tonight, not very aggressive.  We played too far away from the rim.
“Banks is a really good team, they play real well tonight, but we got to be a lot more aggressive and we got to be more discipline in our execution both offense and defense.”
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Photos By Jeremy McDonald

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