Cascade’s Defense Slows North Marion’s Pace In Win

By Jeremy McDonald

TURNER, Ore.–  Cascade’s defense brought the pressure with their press.  It had created turnovers from the North Marion offense that the Cougars, in turn, turned into points on their offensive opportunities in their 63-37 win.

Cascade jumped out to a 15-4 first quarter lead with it, setting the tone to open the season with Central on the horizon Friday evening in Independence.

Leadership and communication was their big focus in the game, points Ariel Tobiasson.

“That was kind of our big focus and obviously we were working on pressing more and getting on them defensively is what Cascade is all about in basketball,” Tobiasson said.  “This game set the tone and what we need to work on with rebounding and turning the ball over less.”

For the Huskies, with a crew of New faces this Winter, it was a good eye opener on what they need to do in those conditions in the future.  Communication.  Passing, etc. As they look to rebound Friday when they host Marist Catholic.

Cascade’s defense pressured North Marion into turnovers and had outrebound the Huskies in both squads season openers Wednesday evening (Picture By Jeremy McDonald)

“We could’ve done a lot better.  It wasn’t a great start for us,” North Marion’s Ally Coulombe said.  “We’re over plays and everything tomorrow.  We’re going to focus on rebounding and communication will be a big one.  Cascade’s defense was pretty good, they manned up Laura (Cabrero) and got doubled team.  We’re working on plays to get her open and everything.”

Coulombe led North Marion with 10 points.  Tobiasson led all scorers with 16.  Abby Jeppensen had 12 for the Cougars and Riley Patzer had eight for the Huskies.

Photos By Jeremy McDonald


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