TURNER, Ore.– Treyden Harris of Cascade has been on a mission this season, especially when it comes to league as the junior has put the team on his back with monster outputs on both sides of the ball.
Wednesday night was no different as Harris scored 16 points in the second quarter, seven in the third and seven more in the fourth quarter for a 30-point output against the North Marion Huskies.
But, as North Marion has done several times this season, they’ve hung around with teams and Wednesday was no different.
Yes turnovers hurt that transitioned into points, but the Huskies were somewhere between seven and eleven points away from Cascade as the fourth quarter began with Jared Hauser catching fire for the Huskies
“It was a big factor, we need to make better passes and I think if we do that we can clean this up,” said Jared Hauser on the turnovers. “They’re a good team, we knew that coming in here. We prepared for it, we knew they were going to give it our best shot so we just wanted to come out there, move the ball around, get it to our big guys and spot it up. We tried it but it was a good shot there.”
Leading up to the final seconds of the game, Trevor Ensign set the pace early in the game for the offense for North Marion with 28 total points, all but four coming in the first three quarters. For Hauser, he came into the fourth quarter with five total points, but the junior scored 11 points in the final eight minute frame.
Hauser scored seven straight points for North Marion that tied the game up at 60 apiece, the shot that tied it at 60 was a three-pointer which was just his second three of the game as he had three in the game.
Sergio Jimenez gave North a 62-60 lead before Harris and Jordan Sampson put Cascade up 64-62 with 4:47 left in the game.
“We weren’t moving around, but our defense, our hands were up and just knocking down shots. We just did move our feet, slide around for people to the opposite hand,” said Harris on before trading shots with the Huskies in the final 4:47 of the game. “Our offense, we were moving the ball around moving fast. We were getting good looks, good shots.”
With five seconds remaining, as Cascade was looking for that dagger for the win, Harris drove up the court and pulls up from three-point land with someone guarding him and popped the go-ahead shot with 1.1 seconds remaining in the game.
“I saw five seconds on the clock and no one wanted to take the ball out and we were pushing the ball with five seconds left,” said Harris on the eventual game-winner as he fist-pumped after the shot in front of the student section that gave the Cougars the 77-74 victory Wednesday night. “There was a defender in my face and I didn’t know what else to do so I set it up and let it fly.”
“That was a good shot on the end there, we can work on our help-side D, maybe work some doubles on him,” said Hauser on Harris Wednesday and looking forward towards their February 20 meeting in Aurora. “But he’s a good player, he’s tough to shutdown so the second-time we’re going to come in and shut him down.”
As for now, both enter the second half of Oregon West Conference play at 2-3 in league and tied for fourth-place, three games behind first-place Stayton who handed Newport their second league loss of the season Wednesday in Stayton.
For Harris and the Cougars, it’s off to Yamhill-Carlton while for the Huskies, it’s off to Newport Friday before traveling to YC to play the Tigers Tuesday.
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