Cascade Advances, Faces Lincoln Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald

Kellan Sande had a dandy of a start to Cascade’s 62-40 win over Jefferson of Portland Monday morning at the Capitol City Classic.  

Of the Cougars 20 first quarter points, Sande owned nine of them.  All three-pointers, all giving Cascade a much-given spark plug after their opening round defeat to Silverton on Friday.

“It was huge.  It got us going and got us on a roll, we started shooting well and we kept it going,” Sande said.  “We need to keep pushing.  We got to turn a 20-point lead into a 40-point lead and not once we get a 20-point lead let off.”

Sande had 15 points in the win.  Ty Best contributed another 14 as they went on to face Lincoln at 1pm Tuesday at Willamette University.  Knowing that they got to continue to put nose-to-grindstone against the Cardinals, who defeated South Salem 80-52 Monday afternoon.

“We definitely have to up our intensity.  We have to set the tone at the beginning, otherwise we’ll fall behind,” Best said.  “We need to work on entry passes to our bigs.  But it felt good to get another ‘W’.”

Photos By Jeremy McDonald


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