By Jeremy Mcdonald
TURNER, Ore.– Cascade finished the game the way they wanted too. Sound defense and hitting their shots.
Down 27-22 in the third quarter the Cougars went on an absolute tear, finishing the game on a 24-3 run to defeat the Eagles 46-30. Improving to 9-2 overall and rebounds from their tough Philomath loss last Friday.
“Our shots just started to go in, which helped us. We were communicating a lot more, transiting well and just knowing our spots,” Cascade’s Kenna Coleman said. “We started off rough and weren’t communicating and I think that took a big factor on the score in the first half. Once we watch film and understand how (Woodburn) plays, it’ll help us to know where they are. We just have to come out with energy and communication.”
Coleman finished with 16 points to lead the team with Meah Carley finishing with ten as the Cougars play host to Woodburn Tuesday. Kaylee Tyler and Miley Mitchell each finished with eight for the Eagles.
Stayton will take the game as a good eye-opener as they now prepare for Sweet Home Monday after they saw their five-game winning streak snapped by their rival Friday night.
“They had a great game and when it comes down to it, they went on a run and we didn’t stop the bleeding. We know for next time that we need to be able to bounce back when we get a punch in the face,” Stayton’s Tori Nyquist said. “We got to bounce back and be ready for next time. It was a wake-up call, this is the best teams we’ve played so far and they’re very experienced and we’re excited to play them again when it comes down to it.”
Photos By Jeremy McDonald